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Darwin, Lincoln and…Haiti?(1)

November 30, 2008

Was there a relationship between Lincoln and Darwin? In the 19th century, both the scientist and the anti-slavery president were near-mythical figures. With the theory of evolution and the Civil War, each touched off a revolution that changed the world. Coincidentally (but do coincidences exist?) they shared a birthday. What is the Haitian connection?

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BET Jams to feature Sounds of Jakmel for one year

The BETJ series, When the Walls Talk, will air Sounds of Jakmel twice a month from December 2008 to November 2009. Featured will be performances by Emeline Michel, RAM, Tabou Combo, Sunpie & the Sunspots, as well as interviews from many involved with the Jacmel Music Festival

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Leo Coltrane: Catch this Musician Before He Gets Away

Leo Coltrane’s most recent music is a saga of travels, love found and lost, of appreciations and apologies. The result is a rich mix of seasoned hip hop stories layered with appealing harmonies

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DBR: The Haitian-American Music Sensation You Never Heard of

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) is a composer and violonist who seems determined to create new sounds and harmonies by mixing classical with hip hop and other musical genres, all heavily laced with Haitian rhythms. Interesting mix it is.

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Unique Art Exhibit in Brooklyn, NY

Raphael Denis will be exhibiting on August 2 and 3 at Emma’s Gallery in Brooklyn. The exhibit will also feature works by one of his proteges, Jocelyne Telson.

Love is… just a feeling?

You and millions of others just like you have asked themselves this very question through the ages. No wonder, since some people are madly in love, others are obsessed with love, and still others are dying for love. The feeling, if that’s what it is, has inspired many to express themselves through the arts, be it plays, romance novels, dramas, music or poetry.

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This Haitian Artist is Going Places…

Michele Voltaire Marcelin is a comedienne an actor, painter and writer artist and singer whose blog features poetry, paintings and writings about subjects that tickle her fancy, none of which are purely sensory. Awareness of issues is an additional benefit of visiting Michele Marcelin’s Blog. Last week, she posted Ti-Marie, a poem about the forgotten… Read More ›

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Songs of Haiti Featured At Maplewood Cultural Center Saturday May 17, 2008

Global Heritage Theater Arts Project presents Art Songs of Haiti at the Burgdorff Cultural Cernter in Maplewood, NJ on Saturday May 17, 2008 at 8:00 PM. The Burgdorff Cultural Center is located at 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040. Tickets are $25.00 [order now] About the Show Be inspired by the unique classical Art Songs… Read More ›

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South Orange, NJ Features Haitian Artist

About a week ago on May 3, Sayan Living in South Orange, NJ opened an exhibit of paintings by Raphael Denis. I greatly enjoyed visiting with Raphael, and mingling with the people who came through the halls that day to look at the paintings and admire the art. The paintings of all sizes and shapes… Read More ›

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