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Inez Barlatier is a multidisciplinary performing artist of Haitian descent, born and raised in Miami, FL. She joined her father’s band, Jan Sebon & Kazak International, at the age of 12 years old. Inez led her own band, Kazoots, and was also a member of Venus Rising: Women’s Drum and Dance Ensemble performing as a drummer, dancer and singer. With her ancestral contralto voice, Inez’s music is inspired by multi-cultural wisdom and rhythms. A 2017 Knight Arts Champion grant recommended by Miami Light Project produced her debut EP entitled MOUN|MOON.
Inez’s children’s show, Ayiti, Stories & Songs from Haiti, was co-produced by Dandelion Artists and sponsored by a L.E.A.P. grant from Miami Theater Center (MTC). It debuted at MTC in 2019 and has since been featured at the 2021 APAP Conference (NYC), 2020 IPAY Conference (Philadelphia), and is touring venues and schools across the U.S. like the Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami, FL), Getty Museum (California) and Wolf Trap (Virginia). In May of 2021, Ayiti was showcased to over 70,000 Miami-Dade county students as part of an arts education initiative by the Miami Dade Arts Education Collective.
Inez performs as a musician and actress internationally. Notable mentions include iiipoints festival (Miami, FL), The Ringling Museum (Sarasota, FL), 16th Havana Theater Festival (Havana, Cuba), Gracias Convoca Cultural Festival (Gracias, Honduras), Teatro Municipal José de la Cruz Mena (Leon, Nicaragua), Theater tour in El Salvador, CVM Television (Kingston, Jamaica), MAPAS (Tenerife, Spain) as well as Yaounde, Cameroun, the Cayman Islands and a cultural exchange program in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti sponsored by the National Performance Network.
Inez is acting as the title character in Adrienne Arsht Center’s production of IAMME. She is also in F/Punk Junkies, written and directed by award winning playwright, Teo Castellanos, and Marguerite written and directed by Neher Jacqueline Briceño and produced by Conecta Miami Arts. A 2020 Knight New Works grant was awarded for Sharing Grandmothers, a Haitian-Cameroonian collaborative project directed by Carlos Caballero of FundArte and has showcased in Miami,FL, Cameroon, 2021 MAPAS Conference (Spain), Chicago,IL and the Ringling Museum (Sarasota, FL). Other acting appearances include Mermaid Truth or Consequences (Siren Arts, 2021), Short Cuts (City Theatre, 2016) and Central America, Miami & Cuba tour of Writing in Sand (Fundarte, 2014).
Inez has also worked as a teaching artist with Guitars Over Guns Organization, Motivational Edge, Miami Theater Center & Miami Girls Rock Camp. Her work has been featured on, KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, SD), NBC Channel 6 News Miami, CVM Television (Kingston, Jamaica), CBS 4 News Miami, Channel 39 WSFL-TV, NPR, WLRN, WDNA, Complex TV, Island TV, The Miami New Times, The Miami Herald, as well as independent films; Madame Pipi by Rachelle Salnave, Ludi by Edson Jean and Razing Liberty Square by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Katja Esson.
ARTBUSRT | 2021
SFCN: SOUTH FLORIDA CARIBBEAN NEWS | 2021
THE MIAMI HERALD | 2021
EL NUEVO HERALD | 2021
CVM TELEVISION (KINGSTON, JAMAICA) | 2021
CHANNEL 39 WSFL-TV (SOUTH FLORIDA) | 2021
YOURSUN COASTAL ENTERTAINMENT | 2020
THE MIAMI HERALD | 2019
WLRN ART & CULTURE | 2019
MIAMI’S COMMUNITY NEWS | 2019
VOYAGE MIA | 2019
TIMEOUT | 2019
ARTBURST MIAMI | 2018
CULTURAL SERVICES FRENCH EMBASSY IN U.S. | 2018
CULTUREVIEWMIA | 2017
MIAMI NEW TIMES PEOPLE OF MIAMI | 2016
CUBAN THEATER DIGITAL ARCHIVE | 2015
NAGARI MAGAZINE | 2014
THE MIAMI HERALD | 2014
TOM TOM MAGAZINE | 2013
BLEACHED MIAMI | 2012
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