A Cultural Journey

Fanmi Asòtò is a Haitian cultural organization whose drum performance, community workshops, and herbal teachings are rooted in Vodou. Paying homage to the asòtò drum, the mother of all African descended drums, our mission is to encourage identity building for all Haitians but particularly for Haitian American youth who are the next generation of Haitian culture and Vodou. Created in 2014 by Sirene Dantor Sainvil, with the support of her husband and master drummer Jean Guy “Fanfan” Rene, Fanmi Asòtò seeks to develop a sense of pride within the Haitian community in a way that people of all backgrounds can be attracted to.


Fanmi Asòtò is officially consisted of Sirene Dantor, Jean Guy “Fanfan” Rene, Yatande Boko, Ernst Junior LeBlanc, and Pitterson Georges. This family is extended through the consistent partnerships and support we get from Veroneque Ignace, Morgan Zwerlein, Mahalia Stines, Menesky Magloire, Makini Armand, and Jean Frenel "Seeyou" Misere.