MUSICIAN, ACTRESS, CHILDREN'S PERFORMER & TEACHING ARTIST
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 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.
“THROUGHOUT THE CONCERT, KIDS IN THE AUDIENCE BOUNCE UP AND GET OUT OF THEIR SEATS TO FOLLOW THE DRUMS AND REPEAT BACK PHRASES IN KREYOL.”
WLRN Miami | South Florida
MUSIC OF OUR ANCESTORS | INEZ BARLATIER
IN ARTIST VIBE
JUNE 29, 2022 / ARTISTNATOR.COM - Miami, Florida
Inez talks about how being Ayisyen (Haitian) impacts her music and way of life with Bert Ochoa on 'Artist Vibe' Podcast at artistnator.com.
LEVITT AT THE FALLS WITH INEZ BARLATIER
JUNE 23, 2022 / KELO LIVING - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Inez Barlatier performs live on KELO-TV segment 'Kelo Living' and is interviewed to talk about her journey an artist.
‘I AM ME': A PERFORMANCE FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH OF TEENAGERS
JANUARY 31, 2022 / NBC - Miami, Florida
Adrienne Arsht Center's 'I AM ME' featured on NBC Channel 6 News.
MENTAL HEALTH TAKES CENTER STAGE IN NEW PRODUCTION TO TOUR MIAMI-DADE SCHOOLS
FEBRUARY 3, 2022 / CBS - Miami, Florida
Adrienne Arhst Center's 'I AM ME' featured on CBS Channel 4 News.
HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH COMES TO CLASSROOMS
MAY 4, 2021 / THE MIAMI TIMES - Miami, Florida
Inez's children's show 'Ayiti, Stories & Songs from Haiti' virtually showcases to 70,000 in Miami-Dade County elementary schools. Made possible by the Miami Dade Arts Education Collective.
MIAMI-HAITIAN HONORS HER HERITAGE BY SHARING MUSIC, STORIES WITH PUPILS IN FILMED EVENT
MARCH 19, 2021 / MIAMI HERALD - Miami, Florida
'Ayiti, Stories & Songs from Haiti' featured in the Miami Herald.
MIAMI PROUD: FOLK SINGER GETS CAREER BOOST FROM MIAMI THEATER CENTER LEAP PROGRAM
DECEMBER 19, 2019 / CBS MIAMI - Miami, Florida
Inez interviews on CBS's segment 'Miami Proud'. and talks about her children's show debut at Miami Theater Center.
LIVE FROM THE 305: MEET HAITIAN AMERICAN GENRE MIXER INEZ BARLATIER
FEBRUARY 21, 2019 / WLRN - Miami, Florida
Inez interviews and performs a solo looping set live on WLRN's 'Sundial'.
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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