Val Jeanty

Val Jeanty, also known as Val-Inc, is a Haitian Afrofuturist, drummer, turntablist, and professor at Berklee College of Music. Jeanty is a pioneer of the electronic music subgenre called Afro- Electronica (also called "Vodou- Electro") incorporating Haitian Folkloric rhythms with digital instrumentations by synergistically combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the postmodern. Jeanty’s Afro-Electronica performances include The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and internationally at The Venice Biennale in Italy and The House of the World’s Cultures in Berlin. Jeanty has worked with a diverse group of artists including Geri Allen and SunRa’s drummer Francisco Mora Catlett. Jeanty is the recipient of various grants including the 2017 Van Lier Fellowship, NYSCA/Roulette 2019 Residency Fellowship, the 2022 Toulmin NYU/CBA Fellowship and the United States Artist 2024 Fellowship.