Welcome to PWOCHEN LIDÈ 2018

You are cordially invited to our annual Pwochen Lidè Fundraiser event.  Our fourth annual Pwochen Lidè banquet will be held on July 21, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel, 7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30328. More than 400 members, supporters and sponsors will come together to raise $100,000 to develop students, leaders and businesses in our community and beyond. We are grateful for the exceptional members, friends and sponsors who continue to sustain our ability to make a difference, and we look forward to growing those numbers.

You and your organization will enjoy participating in the Pwochen Lidè and at the same time your presence will help us raise a much broader awareness, turning this fundraiser into an even greater success.

Thank you again for supporting this worthy cause. We look forward to seeing you on July 21, 2018.

Dr. Jeffrey Gardere

Dr. Jeff Gardere, better known as “America’s Psychologist”, was born in Manhattan and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. His parents were born in Haiti. Dr. Jeff attended Brooklyn Technical High School and earned his BA from The University of Rochester. He earned a Masters degree from Columbia University, and a Masters and Ph.D. in philosophy and clinical psychology from the George Washington University.

Dr. Jeff is  a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor and Course Director of Behavioral Medicine, Cultural Competence and Behavior and Public Health, at  the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City

Dr. Jeff has a successful private practice in which he works with families, couples and individuals. He also treats and serves as a life coach to celebrities and professional athletes alike. Dr. Jeff is also a prolific author of several research, scientific journal and magazine articles, four books and is a contributing author to several books including the brand-new medical text, “The Causes of Autism.”

In addition to being a respected academician, Dr. Jeff is a well-known media personality. He has been a contributor to Salon.com, FOX News network, MSNBC, CNN, WPIX, WCBS, WNYW and WABC. Dr Jeff was the host of VH1’s Dad Camp, and was the therapist on The Housewives of Atlanta and I Dream of Nene on Bravo, Love and Hip Hop New York, on VH1. This season he is the principle psychologist on: Housewives of Potomac on Bravo, For My Man, on TV One, Celebrity Damage Control and They Got Away with It on the Reelz Channel. He is also the staff psychologist on the syndicated show, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court and the brand new show, Couples Court.

Meet Dr. Jeff – Buy your VIP tickets Now!

Attend Pwochen Lide 2018 – July 21, 2018 – 6PM

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Born into Haitian musical royalty …

Paul has spent his life living to the beat. Son of the Grammy nominated band Boukman Eksperyans, his earliest memories are of rhythm and sound. Moving to New York as a youth he was inspired by his heritage to begin crafting a sound all his own. Constantly aware of his roots, the struggle of an immigrant and the drive of New York life, Paul began to create a path where music, activism and history meet.

The Consummate Entertainer …

Paul Beaubrun has been playing many of the most coveted venues in the country alongside some of the world’s best artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Arcade Fire, Jackson Browne, Emmanuel Jal, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and David Byrne in venues such as Beacon Theatre, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Massey Hall in Toronto, The Ryman Theatre in Nashville (formally the Grand Ole Opry), House of Blues in Chicago just to name a few.

All yours at Pwochen Lide 2018!

International Appeal …

Paul has gained international and commercial appeal and has performed in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Canada and the U.S, making him one of the few artists out of Haiti that has been able to garner worldwide success.

World-renowned …

In February 2011, Paul received the prestigious Unesco-Aschberg Artist in Residency Scholarship in Montreal, Canada where he headlined the annual Musique Multi-Montreal Festival.

Ready to take you back to Haiti!

In 2012 he released his first album with his band entitled Project Haiti at Webster Hall in NYC, garnering rave reviews and subsequently used in three internationally distributed films, “The Road to Fondwa”, “Une Memoire Vodou”, and “Bondye Bon”.


Henry Junior, (DJ Final), is a man driven by an unbridled and relentless passion for music. DJ Final is a born perfectionist, striving to stay on top of the scene he’s helped build. He is one of the most influential figures in the international DJ community. DJ Final has been at the nexus of music, fashion, and nightlife for over half his living years as the “go-to deejay” for your favorite music impresario, fashion icon, entertainment mogul, cultural trendsetter, and…world leader. From a tender age of 4, he watched his parents dance to the rhythm of Kompa, Reggae, Merengue, Salsa, Waltz, and Soca. Just a year later, he found himself turning on the radio, dancing to all tunes and even putting on his own vinyl.

DJ Final was inspired by DJ Nickymix when he started traveling overseas and later fell in love with house music, hip hop, pop and EDM. DJ Final would be selected to DJ at all the family and friends’ gatherings. Encouraged by the fans and his family, DJ Final recalls purchasing his first DJ set in 2002 in New Jersey, where he lived after moving away for his studies from Haiti. DJ Final would practice on his set day and night. He plays on all types of DJ gear and software, but his favorite is Numark NS7 and he has learned and mastered “scratching”.

DJ Final moved to Atlanta in 2006 and continued with his passion in making everyone dance at private events, community festivals, community events, and nightclubs; he hosted on radio stations and performed all genre and styles of music. He founded Final Touch Entertainment, LLC shortly thereafter due to the high demands for corporate events. Successively, he started performing events nationally and internationally.

DJ Final appeared and performed more than 200 times yearly in different venues and events, incorporating scratching, beat juggling to entertain the crowd and his fans. Often times, having to juggle his study in Nursing with his increasingly hectic schedule; his rise to fame included lots of productions and remixes, as well as playing in front of packed clubs or corporate events every weekend. It is taking him time to finish his studies, but his determination made him succeed and plans to graduate in 2018.

When the High Museum in Atlanta wanted a DJ for a cultural event, DJ Final was the designated DJ. When Home Depot wanted a deejay for its annual conference party at their five star venues, there’s only one person that was called. When Eastside Medical Center celebrated Nurse’s Week at the Sonesta Hotel, there’s only one person they called.

Who is Pwochen Lide calling in 2018? DJ Final.

Gabie Perez

Nashbi Grand-Jean

Julian Smith

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA, 30328, United States

Driving directions to hotel from Airport:
Situated just off I-285 and approximately 30 minutes from the airport, our hotel is convenient to get to from any direction.

From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Take Interstate 85 North to Georgia State Route 400 (Exit 87). Proceed on GA-400 to the Glenridge Connector (Exit 4A). Turn right at the end of the connector onto Glenridge. Proceed to the second traffic light and turn left onto Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. Turn left at the 6th light into Concourse Office Park. The hotel is on the right.

Click here for additional detail about the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

Special Pwochen Lide Room Rate

Honored through June 27, 2018

Single: $109  –  Double: $109  –  Triple: $119  –  Quad: $129

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North offers commanding views of a private lake and a host of amenities in each of the 372 guest rooms. The Atlanta accommodation features generous work areas, dual line telephones and in-room movies.  Plus, all guest rooms boast Westin’s own Heavenly Bed® and the newly introduced Heavenly Bath®, a true oasis for Pwochen Lide guests from all over the world.

Click here for additional detail or call the reservation desk at 770-395-3900.