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Artists Institute Launches Banbile Talan’W a new Online Talent Show for Haitians Around the World

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The talent of Haitians and the Haitian diaspora is undeniable. Now the new online talent show Banbile Talan’W is helping share this with the world.

Manhattan, NY (PRUnderground) September 18th, 2020

The Artists Institute is happy to announce the launch of Banbile Talan’W, a new online talent show for Haitians – no matter where they may live. Guest stars include Jimmy Jean Louis, Garcelle Beauvais, Paul Beaubrun, Kanis, Michael Brun, Atys Panch, Gaelle Bien-Aimé, and SeJoe. It will be hosted by Carel Pedre.

“Do you have a creative talent burning inside you? Do you dream of turning your talent into your career and making a real name for yourself? Come BANBILE your talent with us,” commented Paula Hyppolite, Co-Founder Artists Institute.

To celebrate our fierce Haitian creative spirit, the Artists Institute is launching their newest project, Banbile Talan’W, an online talent show celebrating national creativity while highlighting emerging and established talent artists across all artistic mediums. Banbile Talan’W is more than a competition, it is a movement and popular entertainment program available on social media and open to Haitians all over the world.

Season 1 of Banbile is a singing and stand-up comedy competition, providing visibility, support and resources for participants to grow their careers. Semi-finalists will be determined by popular voting and paired with leading Haitian artists as their coaches to help further develop their talent in preparation for the finals. Participants of each category will also have the opportunity for a chance to win 100,000 Gourdes, and the chance to produce their dream project in collaboration with the Artists Institute.

Marc Henry Valmond, former graduate of Artists Institute and a team member says, “With the power of Social media and the network that Artists Institute has, participants can build visibility, and even a lucrative career from this opportunity which is not often available to everyone. You can be talented but if you don’t have an audience, a mentor, the support system and the resources you may not make it and that’s exactly what Banbile will provide. This is an exciting and promising project which I am glad to be part of.”

As Haiti and the world face an ongoing pandemic and economic recession, Banbile Talan’W emerges as a light, bringing hope and joy to the Haitian community in these uncertain times.

To participate as a contestant in BANBILE follow @artistinstitutehaiti on all social media platforms for instructions or visit


About Artists Institute

The Institute is based in Jacmel on Haiti’s southern coast. It was founded as Festival Film Jakmel in 2004. Ciné Institute, Haiti’s film school, was born from that in 2008. Following the 2010 earthquake, the movement grew to become the Artists Institute, a professional training and technical resource campus established to empower youth-led film and music production industries. Today the Institute is a creative community platform for artists of all kinds and is one of Haiti’s vital cultural institutions.

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