Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tap Tap

Tap Tap
 
Photos - Slideshow

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“Tap taps” are often little pickup trucks that have been fitted with benches in the back. 

They are brightly painted and often have religious or biblical sayings on the side. 

The “tap taps” have a set route of about a mile or so, the fare is about 25-cents, steeper routes are a bit more.

If a “taxis” arent possible in Haiti you can ride a “tap tap”.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Carnival Parade

Carnival Parade
Haiti c.1972


Carnival Parade

Haiti c.1972

Monday, July 14, 2014

Une ”Supergirl”d’Origine Haitienne 8 ansParle Déjà 8 Langues

Une ”Supergirl” 
d’Origine Haitienne
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 Qui à 8 ans Parle Déjà 8 Langues 
Joue 8 Instruments de Musique

Elle est vraiment extraordinaire cette petite Princesse car parler 8 langues à 8 ans , il faut vraiment le faire ! Je crois qu’on devrait donner une large diffusion à cette nouvelle pour montrer au reste du monde : Haiti se développe à tous les niveaux maintenant.

Mabou LOISEAU on Katie COURIC 8-year-old polygot speaks 8 languages & plays 8 musical instruments


Mabou Loiseau on ABC TV with Katie Couric. 

She learned it all at DoRéMi Arts & Languages, the music and language school, and has developed a passion for learning.

You or your kids can too, call DoRéMi at 347-755-7855

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Toussaint Louverture (Le Film) Partie 1 & 2

Toussaint Louverture
(Le Film)
Partie 1 & 2




À la veille de la Révolution de 1789, Toussaint Louverture prépare Saint-Domingue à se libérer de ses chaînes, imposées par la Colonisation Française. Fort de caractère, pétri de convictions démocratiques, et empreint alors des valeurs et bienfaits tout neufs de la République naissante, il s'allie à la France après avoir combattu aux côtés des Espagnols, des Anglais et avoir refusé l'Alliance avec les États d'Amérique.Après la trahison du Consul Bonaparte, devenu alors Napoléon en 1804, Saint-Domingue prend le nom de Haïti, car Toussaint, au prix de sa vie, aura fait de son pays le premier État Nègre Indépendant d'où l'esclavage est enfin banni.De sa prison du Fort de Joux, il sera celui-là même qui analyse avec recul et sagesse ses comportements devant chaque situation. Rien de simple pour cet homme qui aura dû prendre et assumer seul des décisions parfois difficiles dans un contexte historique et politique ambigu...

Airport Toussaint Louverture Haiti Will Be The Largest In The Caribbean

Airport Toussaint Louverture Haiti 
Will Be The Largest In The Caribbean






Official Haiti's Reconstruction Plan

Official Haiti's Reconstruction Plan 




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pezé Café


Pezé Café

Embodying this culture is "Pezé Café," a popular folk-song.  A loose translation of this 100 year old Kreyol hymn is that the song tells the story of a child, sent to weigh, or buy, coffee for his family. 
On his return home, by some awful luck, he gets arrested.  As they carry him (and his coffee) away, he wails "what am I going to do...what will I tell my mother about the coffee?"  

The boy was more concerned with the status of his coffee than his arrest!  It speaks to this beautiful tradition that Haitians continues to carry with them, not only through coffee, but throughout their entire culture.



Peze Kafé is a Haitian Music standard that has been covered countless times over the decades. 

This version features updated lyrics that expands on the traditional story of son being sent out to fetch coffee and being wrongfully arrested by the police. 

Music legend Boulo Valcourt starts the traditional verses with his son Steeve adding rap and Jonas adding new depth to the story. 
This is "Lakou Mizik" bringing generations together to re-imagine and update these classic songs - paying homage to traditions while celebrating Haiti's continued cultural strength.


Drakensberg Boys Choir

Peze Kafe, as performed by the Drakensberg Boys Choir on Wednesday 9 March. 
The piece is a Haiti Folk Song and is performed during our second half in concerts.


Pezé Café

Manman m voye m peze kafe o
An arivan mwen sou potay
Men youn jandam arete m
Woy sa ma di lakay lè m arive mezanmi
Sa ma di lakay lè m arive

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Mother sends me to the market to sell coffee.
The police stop me, they take my coffee.
Oh, what shall I say when I get home?
 

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Sopranos/Altos
Man-man m vo-yem peze kafe-o 

an arivan mwen sou potay 
men youn jandam arete'm.
men youn jandam arete'm.

Woy 
sa ma di la-kay lem a-ri-ve 
me-zan-mi, 
sa ma di la-kay lem a-ri-ve.

Tenor/Bass
Man-manm voyem sou potay pou m ale peze kafe
Man-man m vo-yem sou po-tay pou m a-le pe-ze ka-fe

 
Peze Kafe
New Mexico State Choir
2013


Six time New Mexico State AAAA Choir Champions Piedra Vista High School Choir performs Peze Kafe'. 
Directed by Virginia Nickels-Hircock and accompanied by Robyn Woodard.
Chapel Choir
"Peze Kafè"


Capital University Presents:
The Chapel Choir
"Peze Kafè"
A traditional Haitian folk song
Arr. by Sten Källman
Fall Homecoming Concert

October 5, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/CUChapelChoir



Creole Choir of Cuba

Live on BBC Radio London
with DJ Ritu - Peze Café



 

 The Creole Choir of Cuba "Peze Café" en live sur Mange Disques
  from Romain Dufrene on Vimeo.
Creole Choir of Cuba 
Live on BBC Radio London with DJ Ritu - 
Peze Café



 
Creole Choir of Cuba 
"Peze Café"
The Creole Choir of Cuba "Peze Café"