One aspect that we often tend to ignore about our rich Haitian culture is the traditional dance of Haiti. But one person that has not ignored this aspect of our culture is Haitian traditional dance instructor, choreographer and performer, Nadia Dieudonné.
‘Experience makes a man’, this couldn’t hold more true in case of Bobyy Raymond. Bobby Raymond continues to play with the same enthusiasm he had decades ago and has stayed true to his passion for music. Bobby Raymond is among the most original prolific, and influential bassists in the Haitian music history.
Godwin Louis, alto saxophonist, was born in Harlem, New York and began playing saxophone at age nine. Godwin grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Port au Prince, Haiti. Godwin is a recent graduate from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz Performance class of 2011.
Gashford Guillaume lives in a legacy of music. A music maker for over twenty years, his finely tuned drumming and song writing style has opened a new chapter in world music – a style that fuses traditional Haitian rhythms with the smooth, syncopated beats of one of the world’s most beloved art forms: Jazz. A close listen will also reveal Funk, Pop, R&B, Brazilian, traditional Jazz, Haitian Folklore and Gospel influences.