Proud to have been part of this context organized by El Systema Massachusetts in 2015. Here is a copy of their answer to my submission: Dear GI, Thank you for your hard work and submission for the 2015 El Sistema Massachusetts Composition Contest. … [more]
Yep! For four years, from 1990 to 1994, I have approached this genre within the spectrum of Haitian music. It is a fusion of voodoo rhythms and Jazz from the improvisational aspect of the latter. The name of the band … [more]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]