What’s new

Arrangement of “Cité du Cap-Haïtien”

Born in Cap-Haïtien, I have enjoyed the pride of being a Capois. Living and growing in the Northern part of Haiti, I have enjoyed the glory of being of one Henri Christophe’s descendant. As tough as it is to solve … [more]

Leave a comment

Lettre ouverte à Mr. Louis Carl St-Jean

J’ai lu, comme beacoup d’entre vous, la lettre ouverte de Mr. Louis Carl St-Jean à Mr. Michel Soukar concernant l’histoire du Konpa. Celle-ci, d’ailleurs ne m’a jamais intéressé et les explications fournies par Nemours Jean-Baptiste durant une entrevue que j’ai … [more]

3 Comments

Lanmou Blayi Sou Tchè We

Ki sa m ka di? Mwen fè sa m kapab nan mizik! Nan tout styl, apwòch apre apwòch! Mizik sa depi lan 2000. Mwen senpleman souri.

Leave a comment

Mizik “Aladeriv” an Konpa

Genyen anpil fason pou yon moun eksplore mizik. Kreyativite pèmèt ou sa. E mwen kwè tou, lè yon atis genyen fasilite pou fè sa, mizik li ka atire e chame plis moun tou. Mwen soti “Aladeriv” deja sou albòm “Serenade … [more]

Leave a comment

Gifrants & Segwe

Vini Jwenn Mwe “Siwèl” nan bon mamit, e mizik sa depi 2004. Gifrants: rhythm guitar and vocals; Patrick Mottaz, lead guitar; Jane Wang, upright bass, Djudju, percussion.

Leave a comment

Mereng Damou Pou Ayiti

Pour lire ce texte en français, cliquer ce lien ci-dessous + Mereng Damou Pou Ayiti To read in English, click the link below: + Mereng Damou Pou Ayiti Ayisyen pa selebre 200 zan Endepandans peyi Dayiti e se te byen … [more]

Leave a comment

Scores of “Aladeriv”

I believe that it is more than time when most Haitian professional musicians have to start writing the scores of their music so the latter can be preserved better. Also, it is much easier to share their knowledge this way. … [more]

Leave a comment

Mizik fòlkò pou ti moun

Mwen kwè nan jefò k ap fèt pou montre ti moun mizik li enpòtan pou ti moun Ayisyen yo, pitit fanmi mwen yo, jwe tou mizik ki egziste pou ti moun piti ann Ayiti. Se konsa mwen aranje kèk nan … [more]

Leave a comment

Sounds of music past: Voodoo Jazz

Yep! For four years, I did play Voodoo Jazz with extremely talented musicians–Jimmy Daniel, on drums. I took him to Haiti to learn about our music and he fell in love with it; Jacqz Vincent on keys–teacher at New School … [more]

Leave a comment

Balad Damou

It’s all about love I feel deeply in my heart–love for country, love for my wife, love for my children, love for my family, love for my friends and love for you all. It is love for music and love … [more]

Leave a comment

“Natif” for me, not Creole Jazz

I have been trying and I keep trying. I’m thriving to show how we can explore Haitian music in taking into account the many ways the Haitian diaspora is blending Haitian culture and music in their new adopted countries. I, … [more]

Leave a comment

Divine Origin–part 7

This is the 7th part of the longest piece I have ever written for a string quartet. The whole piece lasts about 1 hour and 43 minutes. If music is the language of the soul, it is also one of … [more]

Leave a comment

Poésie et musique

Je ne dirai jamais que je suis un poète. Toutefois, j’essaie de polir mes textes pour les rendre poétiques. A travers les années, je me suis efforcé de montrer la beauté de la langue Créole en embrassant non seulement son … [more]

Leave a comment

Emosyon

Nos déboires, nos souffrances terribles, nos luttes interminables, nos déceptions en tant que peuple ont fini par causer un traumatisme collectif lequel semble paralyser même les plus braves parmi nous. En tant qu’artiste Haïtien, je me suis donné le devoir … [more]

Leave a comment

Yanvalou Ginen

Le rythme “yanvalou” est l’un des rythmes le plus célébré dans notre folklore et dans notre musique. La sensualité et la grâce dégagées dans la danse issue de ce dernier reflètent aussi l’exaltation des mélodies inspirées par les compositeurs et … [more]

1 Comment