WMP was busy this month attending various events. We started April 12, 2008, at Roseland Ballroom NYC, "La Nuit des Jeunes", where we saw the Haitian Konpa bands Dola, Krezi, Carimi and T-Vice battling it out on stage for the most creative presentation, "Broadway Style".
Then we took a drive to the New Jersey Performing Art Center on April 18, 2008, to see David Rudder (Trinidad) and Lataye (Haiti). We must say this combo presentation made us feel like we were in the Caribbean on the beach sipping coconut juice. We wondered throughout the show if the dancer Nadia Dieudonne, performing with Lataye, had any bones left; for she shook every part of her body at an incredible speed. David Rudder's colorful lyrics and stories made us leave this event with a feeling of "Island Fever".
Finally, back to Harlem Stage at Aaron Davis Hall on April 26, 2008, to attend a performance by Juan Carlos Formell (Cuba) and Emeline Michel (Haiti). Beside the language difference between Cuba and Haiti it became apparent to us how both cultures resemble each other, especially when Juan Carlos and Emeline sang a duo. Added to Emeline Michel's performance was the talented violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, who charmed his way into our hearts. It was an exquisite event. Please see photo gallery below.
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May 2008- Vol 1, Issue 3
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|HAITIAN KONPA CORNER
The Winner Of
the IRAWMA Best Compas Entertainer Of 2008.
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CE Magazine's May issue later this week for a complete review on The
International Reggae and World Music Awards.
|MUSIC STREET TALK
"NO WHERE ELSE BUT THE BIG APPLE"
TANTAN recently released his new album
Tantan will be starting his album tour in NYC where
he began his career.
WMP has it from inside sources that Tantan is preparing a solid showcase with topnotch musicians
Friday May 30th, 2008 @SOB's
We all remember "Ole Ole" and "Pam Pam Pam"
the one number Hits of the HMI. So New York, are you ready for Tantan?
Event: "Alternative Routes" Series@ New Jersey Performing Arts CenterSaturday April 19, 2008
WMP Photos: Hervay Petion
***Unfortunately, WMP doesn't have any photos of Juan Carlos/Emeline Michel, for the theater didn't allow photos to be taken.
JULY 6TH, 2008
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Flushing, NY 11368
in its 10th year, Reggae Carifest is the largest Reggae concert in the
United States bringing together people from all walks of life to
celebrate Reggae lifestyle and culture.
in 1998 Reggae Carifest was initiated principally for uniting the West
Indian/Caribbean Culture for one full day of cultural awareness,
consciousness and celebration of the culture here in the United States.
Reggae Carifest caters to all genuine cultural expressions and
aesthetics and is received by an eclectic group of people hailing from
all walks of life.
Carifest is also an exhibition of vision for the arts and the community
in the presence of its festival. Reggae Carifest is more than an event
it is a cultural celebration and explosion steadfastly keeping the West
Indian/Caribbean Culture and its foundation ever present in today's
rapid changing market.
Reggae Carifest a true festive occasion for all to enjoy. For more information on Reggae Carifest please visit our website www.reggaecarifest.com.
CARIFEST C.A.R.E.S is a Reggae Benefit Concert that has joined forces with KEEP A CHILD ALIVE to help fight the war against AIDS in Africa.
KEEP A CHILD ALIVE is an urgent response to the AIDS
pandemic ravaging Africa. With more than 28 million dead and 15 million
orphaned, the disease continues, wiping out whole societies,
threatening economic infrastructure and creating tragic family
devastation. They provide life-saving medication, support, and orphan
care, to keep these children and families alive. KEEP A CHILD ALIVE
gives 100% of public donations to their cause. For more information on
Keep A Child Alive please visit www.keepachildalive.orgwww.myspace.com/carifestcares
always knew she wanted to sing, and at age four began her musical
training on piano. As a natural progression, Michou took up guitar at
age eight, inspired by her older cousin. Quickly understanding musical
theory, she was able to work within and play with the concepts bringing
about a sound of her own. Around the 80's, Michou composed a song "The
look of Love", which the late great jazz and classical violinist, Noel
Pointer, rearranged into Jazz. The Jazz version was number one for 4
months on CD 101.9 radio station (USA), and remained for another two
years on the air.
Today Michou is still strapped to her
guitar. She still handles the piano for composing, honoring her
childhood foundation. Her Haitian cultural influences favor heavy in
her music and in her mission. Michou's sound comes from the
mystic spirit of life, love and its journeys. She describe her music
"PsyCaDeICoSmicSoul" musique. Michou's fans
identify with her soulful lyrics and the innovative blending of
sounds of traditional Haitian folklore and a fluid rock pulse with a tribal percussive backbeat.
Michou has played various hot spots in NYC
like Joe's Pub, Supper Club and Knitting Factory. She was featured in
The Epoch Times for her show at Sutra. Genevieve Long (writer) said of Michou " ---
it's what comes out of the singer's mouth when she and her band
"Mangus" are performing that really makes an impression on audiences.
Her vibrant voice and soulful lyrics, backed by the smooth and skillful
sounds of the band seem to energize Michou's fans and encourage a
positive perspective on life and the world."
"NYC Rock Activist Supports Haitian Cause" The Epoch Times Feb 21, 2005
has been the featured artist many times at Soul Village hosted by Eric
Roeberson at SOB's. In 2004, Michou performed at the SOB's "Benefit
concert in support of The Artist Relief Fund For Haiti". Annie Lennox
came out that night, and Michou was proud to support her heritage as
one of the featured artists along side fellow Haitian Wyclef Jean
(formerly of the Fugees). This benefit raised funds for the victims of
devastating hurricanes and natural disasters in Haiti.
Michou is now working on a new project, with an anticipated album to be release at the end 2008.
**A few Haitian artists Michou has performed with **
Loubert Chancey -featured vocalist on "Yaveh"Tabou Combo
James GermainBoukman Eksperyanse
Boulo ValcourtSakaj-featured vocalist on "Melody Feeling"
S.O.B.'s and Artists Relief Fund for Haiti Present
"A Benefit Concert for Haiti" December 20, 2004 -
Event Schedule-MAY 7, 2008 - SPUTNIK -BROOKLYN
-MAY 8, 2008 - SOB'S -NYC
-MAY 16, 2007-SPUTNIK -BROOKLYN
Contact information:"Kymberli & Michou" <email@example.com>
|World Music Promotions Rhythmic Beat
WMP's rhythmic beat pick of the Month"Mwen Bouke" is from the conscious Haitian Singer/Composer BELO later album "Reference". If ever a song could be classified as world music "Mwen Bouke" is it, breaking the global sound and language barrier.
This song is a must hear. If you identify with Haiti's struggle, "Mwen Bouke" will bring tears to your eyes. "Mwen Bouke" has a majestic musical touch. The guitar line fills your lungs with oxygen of peace. The vocals gradually take you to a journey on a magic carpet while observing the blood shed. Stop the violence is the S.O.S message to all Haitians. You can hear the love and the desperation in BELO's voice looking for hope in Haiti's heart. In one word "Mwen Bouke" is just BREATHAKING.
"Haitians all over the world hear you loud and clear"
World Music Promotions
Belo's release album concert due on April 12th, 2008, at Park Historique de la Canne-a-sucre, Haiti
was reschedule for May 10th, 2008. The concert was cancelled due to food riots, which erupted in Haiti.
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|Nasyon Soley ProductionspresentsAn evening of Afro-Haitian JazzSunday May 18, 2008Show@7PMBuyu Ambrose & The Blues in Red bandTamboo Restaurant252 Main StreetBrockton, MA 02302www.nasyonsoley.com
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