Here is another music post, this time from Guy Durosier et son orchestre. If you are Haitian, I am convinced both your parents and grandparents know, or at least are familiar, with this song. If you are not Haitian, this is still a wonderful piece to listen to, recorded in Haitian Creole in the late 1950s.
Today in Haitian History - July 20, 1953 - Death of Haitian Dumarsais Estimé.
Made president thanks to military intervention, Estimé held office from August 1946 to (more or less) May 1950. While some claim that the “Mulatto oligarchy” that had characterized Haitian politics since the US Marine Occupation had essentially been replaced by a “Black oligarchy” trough Estimé’s election, he nevertheless remains one of the rare modern Haitian presidents to be remembered positively by his peers.
Although most of his projects to modernize Haiti seem to have had very little impact on the overall country (despite some of the post-WWII prosperity that Haiti experienced), Estimé’s most famous accomplishment remains the lavish Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince held in late 1949-1950.
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Edwidge Danticat’s moving portrait follows Grace, a young Haitian-American living in Brooklyn with her widowed mother and younger sister. Grace has lived life till now with one foot in two cultures - on the one side, there is her mother’s world of Haitian traditions, cures and ceremonies for the dead; on the other, her sister, Caroline, who was born missing a forearm, lives a life of miniskirts and blonde-streaked hair. But all things come to a head when Grace gains her American citizenship and Caroline announces her engagement to a man her mother despises. Then, Grace has visions of her late father which causes elements of the family’s past to resurface and Grace is forced to examine where she fits in each world.” www.kickstarter.com/projects/82357712/carolines-wedding #support #haiti #ayiti #ayibobo #teamhaiti #teamayiti #HaitianPhoenix #zoedup #picoftheday #bestoftheday #photooftheday #phoenixrising #Africa #movies #krikkrak #love #me #beautiful #instagram #igers #igdaily #webstagram #statigram #film #everydollarhelps
"Philippe Dodard, a native Haitian, studied from a young age with the Haitian masters Jean-Claude Garoute (Tiga), Patrick Vilaire and Frido - founders of the Poto-Mitan School. Complimentary academic study at the Academy of Fine Arts of Port-au-Prince and the International School of Bordeaux, France, focused on pedagogic graphic design. A quest for a deeper knowledge of spiritual man led him to the Kripalu Yoga Ashram. After the popular uprising against dictatorship in Haiti in 1986, his style completely changed from his much lauded, fluid water imagery to much stronger strokes of black and white inks, coated paintings, wooden totems and metal sculptures reflecting the ‘Cry for Freedom’ of the Haitian people. He became co founder and President of socially conscious Fondation Culture Creation (1992-1999), Dodard was also the Cultural Adviser for the First Lady Elisabeth D. Preval, and the artistic leader of Plas Timoun, a psycho-social project created for the relief of children affected by the earthquake of January 12, 2010. He was instrumental in the reconstruction of the iron market in Haiti as the project chief for Arts & Ambiances. His new work ‘The Rising Soul’ is now in the permanent collection in Triennal Internacional del Caribe au Museo de Arte Moderno a Santo Domingo. In 2011, after meeting Donna Karan and Russell James in Haiti, Dodard began his collaborations with Urban Zen and Nomad Two Worlds and was the July 2011 Ambassador of Urban Zen Foundation." #Haiti #ayiti #ayibobo #teamhaiti #teamayiti #HaitianPhoenix #zoedup #picoftheday #bestoftheday #photooftheday #art #artisans #art #donnakaran #nomad #yoga #love #meditation #instagram #igers #igdaily #webstagram