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Miami, Florida (Nov. 10, 2016) – Today, L’ETAGE magazine announced the launch of “We are Haiti” a philanthropic celebration of Haitian arts & culture created by Haitians for Haiti. For the inaugural fundraiser, L’ETAGE has partnered with Cool Creative inc, Pauldine France, and Haitian Cultural Art Alliance. The event will be held at Soho Beach House, located at 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140,  on November 11, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Ocho library. Event sponsors also include Hennessy, Caribé juices, Lolea Sangria and Eagle brand beers.


“We could not be more excited about the launch of ‘We are Haiti,’” said Sabrina Boasman, publisher of L’ETAGE magazine. “Not only does this cause near and dear to my heart, but we at the magazine also understand the importance of helping those who are less fortunate – and what better way to do that than through empowering those very people through their own arts and culture.”


The feature Haitian musical artist, Paul Beaubrun, will perform, along with Haitian folklore drummers. Beaubrun is best known for playing alongside renowned artists such as Lauren Hill, Sheryl Crow, Arcade Fire, and Maxwell. The library will simultaneously serve as viewing stage for two documentary films playing continuously throughout the event. One of the documentaries being shown is backed by APJ and produced by David Bell. The library will also feature Haitian art curated by Najja Moon of the Blck family.


“We Are Haiti” is an organization dedicated to helping raise awareness and funds for Haiti through its unique arts, culture, and music. The goal is to invite people to experience Haiti’s creativity through music, live performances, fine art, film, and food—all while bringing awareness active, reputable grassroots organizations doing great work in Haiti.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest Microfinance Institution, and The Jack Brewer Foundation, an international philanthropic initiative focused on “empowering from within.” Funding will go towards the Prodev projects, which address educational challenges with Children of Haiti.


The island of Haiti has endured many great natural disasters, yet its beauty lives on through its culture. Together, we can help preserve our Haiti. For more information or to make donations, visit Cash and credit card donations will be welcome at the event. Please RSVP at:


About The Author

Samantha B. Rego brings her New York City sophistication to the Arts and Culture scene of Miami Beach. From visual and performing arts to writing and culinary creations, Samantha has a passion for beauty and inspirational living. She enjoys learning about new cultures while traveling and speaks Italian and Spanish. Samantha holds a BA in International Relations from Hunter College in Manhattan and an MBA from FIU in Miami. She has been working in strategic communications for over seven years and as a publicist boasts successes ranging from Architectural Digest and Miami Modern Luxury to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She now brings her insight and expertise to the pages of L'Etage Magazine.

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