Arranging new songs for orchestra

I always believe that we can take our music to different levels. The problem may be for Haitian musicians is not to have a receptive audience the more sophisticated their music is. Besides, “konpa” is being perceived as the legitimate musical expression of the masses. To make matter worse, new talents are embracing acculturation believing that “American jazz” can take them to an international audience. Few of us have remained loyal to our music, not to say that we do not respect artistic freedom, but we believe that it is being pushed asides through “massive fusion” or simply rejected. We sincerely hope that eventually future generations will embrace the “natif” concept as a way to propel our music on the world music scene.


Ki Sa m Dwe Gòldenbè

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