Magic System to Perform in Haiti
The most popular African band, Magic System will perform in Haiti at the end of the month, an initiative by Kaliko Productions which aims at remembering those who died in the January earthquake. Magic System is very popular in Haiti where hits like “Premier Garou”, “Ki Dit Myé”, “and On Va s’Amuser” are constantly on rotation on many stations across the country. Magic System is regarded for many years as one of the greatest bands of the African music scene. Among the invited bands are the group RAM.
‘Artisans en Fête’ Went Well Despite Heavy Rain
The fourth edition of Handicraft festival held this year October 16 and 17 at the Historical Parc de la Canne à Sucre was a big success, despite heavy rain that fell on Port-au-Prince. Preparations were underway to enhance the splendor of this national fair in which crafts in all genre were displayed. The organizers have brought some innovations, one of them, the building of workshops at the site of the event to please lovers and collectors of Haitian art. This year, about 200 artisans from different parts of the country attend Handicraft festival. According to one of the organizers, the fair establishes a solid bridge between the craft sector and the international market always in search of beautiful art.
André Fouad to Sign “Souf d’Ouvanjou” in Florida
The poet André Fouad will present his third collection of poems in Creole “Souf Douvanjou” at Coffee Caribbean in Florida on October 24. This collection of 45 pages contains 35 poems that express loneliness, death, melancholy and spirituality written between 2007 and 2010. “Souf Douvanjou” wants to be a quest for the renewal of humanity. For Fouad, the upcoming reading and book signing of his new book will be a way to communicate with both the dead and the survivors of the earthquake that hit Haiti last January.
Dominican Singer Juan Luis Guerra Visited Haiti
The Juan Luis Guerra Foundation has sponsored the visit in Haiti of Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra on Wednesday October 13. The visit was in order to launch the reconstruction of children hospital, Saint-François de Sales that was destroyed by the earthquake of January 12. Last April, the Dominican singer had organized a concert at Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo, attended by several luminaries of Latin music as the Colombian Juanes, Dominicans Johnny Ventura, Maridalia Hernandez, Milly Quezada, Spanish Enrique Iglesias, Miguel Bosé and Alejandro Sanz Puerto Rican. This initiative had raised $ 2.5 million that were donated for the reconstruction of the hospital.
Haiti to Participate in the XIIIrd Summit of Francophonie
The 56 Heads of State and Government of the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie, including Haiti, and observers from 14 states who share the French language are expected from Oct. 22 to 24 in Montreux, Switzerland, to attend the XIII Summit of La Francophonie. The program includes exhibits and a large central stage where performances will be done and where guests can see among other things the flag of La Francophonie and attend a special evening “Montreux Jazz”.
Emeline Michel and Jocelyne Beroard to Pay Homage to Toto Bissainthe
Emeline Michel and Jocelyne Beroard will be in Paris on Friday, November 5 to pay homage to late Toto Bissainthe. Vibrations Caraïbes is proud to have them both in the 10th Caribbean Festival. Emeline and Jocelyne are known for their distinguished performances and will sing compositions by Toto Bissainthe. In its tenth edition, the festival Vibrations Caraïbes, already one of the leading artistic events devoted to Caribbean artists, will make the event something special, focusing on the homage the world’s artistic elite will pay in Paris to the brilliant Bissainthe.