CELEBRATING PARTNERS' PROGRESS
   WITH PARTIES IN NEW ORLEANS
                    AND HAITI,
                DECEMBER 2021
                   

         Restaurant
Rendev-Vous Créole,
       New Orleans,
  December 17, 2021
                  

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Restaurant Rendev-Vous Créole, mural behind bandstand.
 
           

Ready and pretty at 3042 General Collins Ave., New Orleans.

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Barthelemy and Yole Jolly, creators of the Haitian Rendez-Vous

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The Andrews Sisters? No, it's the Angela King Gallery group--Julie Jacobs, Angela, Christina Harris, and Nissa Johnson. 
Angela and the Gallery have supported SUFC and our Partners over five years. See the Haitian Metal Sculptors show

Jolly and Yole Jolly and Chief Chef Ricardo JeanBaptiste.

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Realtor Ian Coburn and photographer Paul Punzo have added to SUFC
since our first Music & Arts days and Festiva, 2013.

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Gaynell Davis Dumas and Roland. Gaynell is another who 
helped over years with SUFC events.

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Sakura Koné and Rebecca Eller have volunteered in New 
Orleans since Common Ground days of 2007. Sakura hosts
a SIX-HOUR show over WWOZ as D Rootzmaster.

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Great, long-time friends were with us. Roger Lewis--co-founder
of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
--and Ulrike Masakowski--pianist
and volunteer at WWOZ--and her husband Steve--Blue Note 
artist. instrument-inventor, and member of the Astral Project
.  

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Musicologist Malik Ihssan and office-manager Doreen Dauphin. 

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Tasha Dragovich and her son Ejjon. Again, one with SUFC over 
years of cheerful get-up-and-go.

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Once the dining started, Maryse Philippe Déjean remained central.
To her left is Mardell Culley, new General Manager of WHIV. 

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Naimah and Shaka Zulu serve in multiple roles. They produce the
breakthrough stage-production "Voices of Congo Square". They employ African and New Orleans artists. Shaka in particular creates exquisite suits for Mardi Gras morning and other celebratory events. 

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Film editor Tom Roche and Cheryl.

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Cyclists Andre Ramos right and Ivan of the Pedal Shop center.

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Trinidad speaks! Professor Shearon Roberts of Xavier University with her husband Al and Ian Coburn. Shearon and Xavier and Tulane Universities co-sponsored the 'Haitilan Metal Sculptors' show.

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Jacqueline Simon, born in Jeremie, Haiti, has helped SUFC indispensably since 2014 and especially with 'Haiti at the Children's World Fair' (thank you, too, Kavanaugh Farr and Aristide and all of the Phillips family)!

Our brilliant photographer, Jake Ricke, SUFC Dinner Party Celebrating Partners' Progress,

Our brillant photographer, Jake Ricke, is also an accomplished
bass-player ... who's studied under Steve Masakowski at the 
Universirty of New Orleans.

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Beautiful faces and smiles caught by Jake--Griffin Chantelle KaTrina, Maryse and Angela, and Nissa Johnson of the Gallery.

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A happy room looks to Barthlemy and Yoly Jolly and Chef Ricardo JeanBaptiste.

             College
        Canapé-Vert
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  December 21, 2021