I am a native of Petion-ville, I am a trumpeter, trombone’ player, song writer, and arranger. I attended Lycee Petion-Ville and was part of the school band with Isnard Douby, Herman Nau, and his older bother Fred.
I was born in Port-de-Paix in 1947, I'm known as one of the great singers in the Haitian history. After completing my studies in my native city, I migrated to Petion-Ville. While there, I joined the Ibo Negro Band and subsequently was recruited to join another band, that will become the international identity of Compas music around the word...we are often called, the ambassador of Haitian music.
I was born in Port-au-Prince on March 21, 1919. I am known affectionately as Mamita, came to fame in Haiti during the 1940s, most notably during Port-au-Prince’s bicentennial festivities in 1949. As a child, I sang at the Port-au-Prince Cathedral and, in 1942, began my professional career with folkloric concerts at the Rex Theatre, where I was often accompanied by fellow singer-dancer Emérantes Despradines.
BélO has been hailed as Haiti’s musical ambassador to the world. A socially conscious singer-songwriter with a sophisticated sound and winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious "Prix Radio France International Discoveries of 2006," . BelO’s sound is a sublime mixture of Jazz,
Melanie J-B Charles is one of the most dynamic young voices of our time; A Haitian-American, Brooklyn native, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, actress and teacher. Melanie attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (the Fame School) as a flute major. There she discovered her talent for writing, and musical theatre. Melanie traveled to Germany and Russia with the Brooklyn youth chorus as a soloist and won a number of international competitions during the tour. Fresh out of high school, Melanie toured Italy with the "Smooth Groove Band" as lead vocalist and flutist. During her 4 years in High school and through college Melanie studied Classical Voice with Nkenge Simpson-Hofmann and was a featured soloist with the City Wide Youth Opera directed by Andres Andrade.
Gazzman Pierre, better known as Gazman Couleur, was born on August 22nd, in Gonaïves. Passionate about football, he dreamt of becoming a professional player, but a knee injury changed his path and led him to the microphone.Gazman cherished the dream of being a singer since his youngest age, despite his mother’s apprehension. Towards the end of the 1980s, his family emigrated and settled permanently in the United States. A few years later, he began a career as a solo artist equipped only with an unusual, powerful and mysterious voice.
Back by popular demand Bingo night with Klass and Enposib.
Don't miss this Event...
the New York Haitian Promoters Coalition is back and has announced its 2nd annual Food Festival to take place this July in Brooklyn.
Buy your Tickets now. HERE !! VIP and Table reservations are available.
The New York Haitian Promoters Coalition (NYHPC) would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2nd annual A la Carte: A Food & Culture Festival.
Food and entertainment for the whole family showcasing Caribbean, Haitian and African cuisine. Chefs demo, bands, face painting, drumming and more.
Event hosted by the one and Only Dahved Levy
Corporate Executive Chef at BB Kings Restaurant Chef Patrick Simpson and Chef Natacha Gómez
Music By BoHio Music & Casym Steel Pan
And style show by Sabine's Hallway
And much much more!
Come indulge in the cuisine of the Black Diaspora!
The event will be held on Sunday, July 30th, 2017, at BKLYN Commons, located at 495 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. BKLYN Commons, which provides both an indoor and outdoor environment, is the perfect setting for the festival as it’s situated in the epicenter of the Caribbean and African communities of NYC.
The festival in it’s second year, is the first one of it's kind in NYC targeting the Caribbean, Haitian and African Market. With over 2 million Caribbean and African born immigrants, New York City is a mecca of diversity, culture and exchange.