Saturday, December 24, 2016

Petit Papa Noël en Zouk

Petit Papa Noël
En Zouk

Adaptation Eric Maximilien
Chant Médina Bordin 

La chanteuse est Indi Bela
Joyeux Noël

Friday, December 23, 2016

Fanal * Fanaux


Étymologie:  Du grec ancien   φανός,  phanós  «lanterne»

The word fanal comes from the French word for lantern, these intricately designed paper boxes are cut and decorated with tissue paper before being placed on porches and in windows to light the way on dark evenings and to bring joy to onlookers passing by.

  • Lanterne placée à l'avant de la locomotive ou à l'arrière du dernier véhicule d'un train.
  • Lanterne ou feu employé à bord des navires et pour le balisage des côtes.

Fanal peut désigner :

Fanaux de Noël - Lamp Nwel

Fanaux de Noël
Lamp Nwel
A chaque saison de Noël en Haïti, les fanaux font leur apparition dans les rues de la capitale Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Haïti - Culture: Concours de fanaux de Noël
Fokal et American Airlines, avec le concours de Voilà, Sogecarte et Valerio Canez organisent un concours de fanaux de Noël sous le thème «Kay pa nou». 

Le concours comprendra deux catégories:
enfants (de 7 à 16 ans) et adultes (à partir de 16 ans). 

Les inscriptions, obligatoires pour toute participation au concours, se tiendront les 23, 24, 30 novembre et les 1er, 2 et 3 décembre, de 9:30 à 15:30 au local de la Fondation Connaissance et Liberté (FOKAL), situé au 143 de l’avenue Christophe. 

Chaque participant ne pourra soumettre qu’une œuvre, représentant une des diverses formes d’architecture typiques de chez nous (maison, église, etc.). 

Les œuvres devront mesurer moins de 12 pouces par 12 pouces (30,5 centimètres sur 30,5 centimètres) pour les enfants. 

Les œuvres des adultes ne pourront dépasser 20 pouces par 20 pouces (51 centimètres sur 51 centimètres). Ces œuvres devront être réalisées en bristol et papiers de soie de couleur avec, si besoin, une base en carton. 

Les œuvres devront être déposées à FOKAL du 6 au 10 décembre inclus, entre 9:30 et 15:30 de l’après-midi. Aucune soumission ne sera acceptée au-delà de cette date. Les œuvres primées seront conservées par les organisateurs afin d’être exposées dans différents lieux. Les pièces non primées seront remises aux participants le vendredi 17 décembre. 

Un jury de sept personnes sélectionnera les meilleures pièces et un 1er, 2 et 3 ème prix seront remis dans chaque catégorie. 

Un prix d’originalité et un prix spécial pour une maison Gingerbread seront décernés en plus de ces premiers prix. 
Ces prix seront accompagnés de nombreuses primes: billets d’avion, four, téléviseur, téléphones portables avec cartes de recharge et cartes de cadeau offertes par les différents organisateurs et partenaires du concours.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

How to Make Kremas (Cremas)

How to Make Kremas
In this video we do not use coconut milk from a can instead we made our own coconut milk. If you would like to be reassured that we made the coconut milk and not just poured water in our Kremas here is a link on how to make coconut milk.

People make Kremas differently. 
She used water to make the coconut milk. That IS how coconut milk is made. if you guys want it thicker, you are more welcome to add more condense milk. 
The sugar, coconut and condense milk are sweet. There are some people who don't like food items that are too sweet. 
You are free to add some sugar if you want. 
All in all, great job doing the video. 

Make cremas use grain alcohol, lime zest, and Haitian almond extract and a pinch of nut meg shavings.

Don't pay attention to what others have to say, ESPECIALLY if they don't have their own videos to back it up. I like watching your videos.
  1. -Coconut cream
  2. -Evaporated milk
  3. -Condensed milk
  4. -Rum(we used Barboncourt rhum)
  5. -Cinnamon
  6. -Nutmeg
  7. -Vanilla extract
  8. -Lemon Zest

Monday, December 19, 2016

“Madonna and Child”

“Madonna and Child”
 by Haitian artist
Ismael Saincilus

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Black People with Blue Eyes

Black People with Blue Eyes
Natural Phenomenon
  Genetic Mutation?

Frank Sinatra’s were legendary, Paul Newman’s melted a million hearts in Hollywood.
However, it’s generally believed that black people do not possess blue eyes.  These striking eyes have always been associated with the Caucasians. However there  is a small percentage of African people born with bright cerulean-blue eyes.
 Actress Vanessa WIlliams and actor Michael Healey are well known personalities with blue eyes.
Haitian girl with beautiful blue eyes

So why do some few black people have ‘blue eyes’?
One answer, according to scientists, is attributed to genetic mutation or Waardenburg syndrome (WS),which is a rare (1/40,000) disease characterized by sensorineural deafness in association with pigmentary anomalies and defects of neural-crest-derived tissues.
Blue eye African-American
However, it is also a historical truth the Africans colonized Europe over 10,000 years ago and they were in fact the first homo sapiens to cross Europe to Asia and South Pacific. Could it also be that some blacks with blue eyes may have inherited them from  their ancient  African ancestors and whites that inter-bred during Africa`s colonization of Europe? This question has become more relevant as some few children born of both African/100% black parents possesses ‘blue eyes’.
African boy with blue eyes.
This photo is, perhaps, the best example of a black African, non-mulatto, non-albino, with blue eyes. Also, the boy in the picture does not appear to have Waardenberg Syndrome, also a source of blue eyes in blacks. This leaves the strong possibility of a rare mutation of a key eye color gene.
Sierra Leone  boy with Blue eyes
There are four types of Waardenburg Syndrome, with a mix of possible characteristics as the determinant. The boy in the picture above is displaying two major symptoms of type 1, as does the previous boy (perhaps) (); bright blue eyes and dystopia canthorum, a condition where the inner corners of the eyes are set more widely apart, but with normally distanced eyes.
Waardenburg occurs once in every 42,000 births, and is a deficiency inherited from a single parent, who may or may not display similar characteristics. Regarding the eye, color abnormalities come in three forms; heterochromia (multiple colors), bilateral isohypochromia (pale blue eyes), or fundus (reflective) pigmentary alterations (spottiness).
Laren Galloway (blue eyed black child)
So, besides naturally occurring genetic blue eyes in dark skinned people, as previously discussed, understanding Waardenburg’s is another avenue of accurately recognising phenotype (gene expression) in eye color.
How and why blue eyes arose has always been something of a genetic mystery. Until now.
According to a team of researchers from Copenhagen University, a single mutation which arose as recently as 6-10,000 years ago was responsible for all the blue-eyed people alive on Earth today.
The team, whose research is published in the journal Human Genetics, identified a single mutation in a gene called OCA2, which arose by chance somewhere around the northwest coasts of the Black Sea in one single individual, about 8,000 years ago.
Actor Michael Ealy has sky blue eyes.
The gene does not “make” blue in the iris; rather, it turns off the mechanism which produces brown melanin pigment. “Originally, we all had brown eyes,” says Dr Hans Eiberg, who led the team.
And most people still do. The finding that a rare mutation, probably dispersed in the rapid wave of colonization that followed the end of the last ice age, highlights one of the great mysteries of human evolution: the oddness of Europeans.
Those from Europe and the Near-East have many characteristics that set them apart from the rest of the human race.

Zimbawean boy with blue eyes
Not only are Europeans far more likely to have blue eyes (95 per cent in some Scandinavian countries), they also have a far greater range of skin tones and hair color than any other ethnic grouping.It is only in Europe that you will find large numbers of blondes and redheads, brunettes, pale skins and olive skins, blue-eyed and green-eyed people living together in the same communities. Across the rest of the world people are almost uniformly dark-haired and dark-eyed.
Why this should be remains unknown, and in particular how such mutations can have arisen so quickly since Europe was colonized by Africans just a few tens of thousands of years ago.
One theory is that Europe’s cold weather and dark skies played a part. Fair skin is better at making Vitamin D from the 8 per cent of the world’s population have blue eyes weak sunlight found in northern latitudes.
Another suggestion is that the strange skin, eye and hair colors seen in Europe are down to ancient interbreeding with the Neanderthals, who died out about 25,000 years ago.
Maybe the Neanderthals were blonde or red-haired and it is their genes which we have inherited. The trouble with this theory is that there is no evidence, from the scraps of Neanderthal DNA that have been recovered from bones, that there was any substantial interbreeding between them and Homo sapiens at all.
Perhaps the most plausible theory is that blonde hair and blue eyes arose because of a mechanism called sex selection.
This is where males and females choose as their mates those who have one unusual physical characteristic, not necessarily associated with “fitness” per se but simply something unusual.
The gigantic (and otherwise useless) tail of the peacock is the best example.
Sex selection comes to the fore when there is a lot of competition for mates of one sex or the other. The theory is that in Europe, where men had to spend weeks at a time out on the hunt, males were in very short supply.
In such societies, women who had flaxen locks stood a better chance of standing out and attracting the attention of the few men that would have been available for mating.
Even back then, the blue-eyed blonde was not only in demand, but also definitely would have had more fun.
 Actor Chris Williams the brother of  Vanessa Williams has true blue eyes

All blue-eyed people can be traced back to one ancestor who lived 10,000 years ago near the Black Sea


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Why Haitians Can NOT be Terrorists !!

These Are the Top 10 Reasons
Why Haitians Can NOT be Terrorists...

1.) 6:00 am is too damned early for us to be up.

2.) We are always late, we would have missed all 4 flights.

3.) The good looking people on the plane distract us.

4.) We are looooooud. We talk loudly and and attract too much attention to ourselves.

5.) With food and drinks on the plane, we would forget why we were there & loose track of the mission.

6.) Since We talk with our hands, we would have to put our weapons down.

7.) We would ALL want to fly the plane and argue over who gets to be the pilot

8.) We would start several fights in the plane.

9.) We can't keep a secret; we would have told everyone a week before doing it.

10.) We would have put our Haitian flag on the windshield !!!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Shoogar Combo - Lèlène Chérie

Shoogar Combo
Lèlène Chérie

Separasyon bagay ki di Nou soti New York
Lèlène cheri pa konprann ke ap gen on chanjman lè’n soti New York
Ou se ti kè’m  Nou pase Kanada
Mwen pa sa kite’w lè’n soti Kanada
Kounye a se nan foto m’ap we’w  Nou pase Miami
Lè swa m kouche lè’n soti Miami
M pa sa domi Nou pase a Paris
Map mande lè’n soti a Paris
Ki lè w’ap retounen?  Nou pase la Guyane
Paske m’ap tann ou  lè’n soti la Guyane
San pran souf Nou pase Matinik
Pou nou viv bon moman lè’n soti Matinik
M pa sa kite’w Nou pase Gwadloup
Ou pa sa kite’m lè’n soti Gwadloup
Sa fè nou de zan Nou pase Poto Riko
youn pa karese lot lè’n soti Poto Riko
Li lè pou ou retounen lakay Nou tonbe Ayiti
Paske de pye’m pa kont Nou tonbe Ayiti
Chorus Nou rive lelanbi
Lèlène Cheri (4x) Pa bliye pa bliye Lèlène (2x)
W’ale Se gwo zen (2x)
Lèlène cheri w’ale nan New York City Ou renmen ti bef
Fo’w’pa bliye pou’w pa ekri paran’w yo Pou kisa ou renmen’l?
Yo di’m nan New York genyen anpil fredi Ou genlè renmen ti bef
Ou gen manman’w Pou kisa ou renmen’l (2x)
Ou gen papa’w Renmen renmen renmen
Ou gen ti se’w Renmen ou renmen ti bef. (4x)
Ou gen ma tante’w Ou renmen ti bef
Ou gen kouzin’w Pou kisa ou renmen’l? 
Ou gen neve’w Ou genlè renmen ti bef
Pa bliye pa bliye Lèlène (2x) Pou kisa ou renmen’l (2x)
Se gwo zen (2x) Lèlène Tonnè kraze’m ou renmen’l
Lèlène Cherie Renmen ou renmen ti bef. (4x)
Se gwo zen (2x) Lèlène Ou te pati’w pa’t di’m
Lèlène Cherie Mwen te pati an bref (3x)
Chorus repeat Ou te pati’w pa’t di’m
Pa bliye pa bliye Lèlène (2x)
Se gwo zen (2x)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Historic Haiti

Historic Haiti
By: Malfini Photography
This video is about the North of Haiti. 

A place where you will find history, beaches, culture, and nature. 

We invite you to come take this little trip with us and come share the magic of Historic Haiti.

Basin Waka, Borgne

Basin Waka, Borgne

Ajoutée le 21 Oct. 2016

This awesome little lagoon is tucked inside a mountain. To get there, you need a car, a boat, a hike, and a bathing suit. 

Definitely a cool day to add to your Haiti trip. 

Basin Waka, Borgne

Malfini Photography

Capturing the beauty of Haiti from above.
Showing a different side, the positive side.

Rue 11  Cap-Haïtien, Haiti


Call +509 34 13 1616

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Citadelle Laferrière ''EPIC SOAR!!''

Citadelle Laferrière 
''EPIC SOAR!!'' 

Wynn FPV

Musique: "Pachelbel's Canon (a Duet)" par Jennifer Thomas

Wynn FPV


Sans-Souci Palace - Wynn FPV

Sans-Souci Palace
Wynn FPV

Musique:   "Standing The Storm" par William Joseph

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Haiti After The Storm: Part One & Two

Haiti After The Storm: Part Two
The Turnaround

Published on Oct 24, 2016

In the fallout of Hurricane Matthew, Haiti is a changed landscape. Join us as we journey to Haiti after the storm.

The Turnaround: Your World in 360 brings you breaking news stories from around the world to experience for yourself in real time.


Haiti After The Storm: Part One

Ajoutée le 17 oct. 2016
In this episode of The Turnaround, we take you to Haiti where Hurricane Matthew has destroyed entire communities and created the potential for cholera outbreaks in its wake. 



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Haiti After Hurricane Matthew: Part One

Haiti After Hurricane Matthew:
Part One

In this episode of The Turnaround, we take you to Haiti where Hurricane Matthew has destroyed entire communities and created the potential for cholera outbreaks in its wake.

The impoverished nation was still recovering from a massive earthquake when Hurricane Matthew hit.


For the second time in under a decade, Haiti is reeling from a catastrophic natural disaster that has caused mass fatalities and ravaged much of its already-vulnerable infrastructure.

A devastating magnitude 7 earthquake rattled the impoverished island nation in 2010, triggering dozens of aftershocks and killing as many as 316,000 people. Some 300,000 more were injured and approximately 1.5 million residents were internally displaced.

Haiti’s recovery from the quake has been a slow and painstaking process, plagued by the worst Cholera outbreak in recent history. Tens of thousands of Haitians were still homeless or living in dilapidated shelters years later when disaster struck again.

Hurricane Matthew ripped through the country’s southwest with wind speeds reaching 145 mph in early October. The storm left a deadly trail of “complete destruction,” Haitian Interior Minister François Anick Joseph said days after it hit. Experts fear the latest disaster could worsen the ongoing cholera epidemic.

The hurricane caused severe damage to crops and destroyed boats used for fishing in some of the worst-affected areas, leaving many people unable to support themselves with “nothing left to survive on,” according to Marc Soniel Noel, the deputy mayor of Chantal in southern Haiti.

The United Nations announced that a “massive response” to the crisis is required with at least 1.4 million Haitians currently in need of help, but multiple humanitarian groups have said that badly damaged infrastructure and blocked roads have made it difficult to reach survivors. Agencies like the World Food Programme and American Red Cross are working to distribute food and medical supplies, as doctors remain largely inaccessible.

“Many people I have met are surviving by eating fruit from fallen trees,” said Carlos Veloso, a WFP representative in Haiti. “We are using trucks and helicopters to transport [food supplies] as quickly as possible to save lives.”