Francesca Andre has a bachelor from Fairfield University and a masters in film and television from Sacred Heart University. Her work has been published in many publications including the New York Post,
Anie Alerte and Riva Nyri Precil, two songstresses from Haiti, have joined forces for a musical performance commemorating Women’s Month on Friday March 3, 2017. Kicking off the annual celebration which also corresponds with International Women’s Day, Anie and Riva will perform an intoxicating fusion of traditional Haitian songs, Soul, Afrobeat, and Jazz at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Cafe (BAM). BAM Cafe is a world-renowned multi-arts center which showcases the work of emerging artists like Anie and Riva and engages communities locally and from all over the world.
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, once intoned, in a duet with Paul McCartney, the British musical icon, “I am a lover but not a fighter.” This phrase would be an apt description of Alan Cave who has captivated the hearts of most Haitian music aficionados, particularly female fans, for almost thirty years. For more than two decades, Alan has been the crooner-in-chief in the Haitian Music Industry (HMI). Even after all those years, his well-crafted songs have never lost their luster. His most recent double album, Timeless, is a case in point. His numerous ballads always have an uncanny ability to enchant or transport the listeners to a higher plane where they could escape either their daily routines or forget about any burden that life might throw at them.
Late last night at a business meeting, Mickael Guirand's name came up, and it was brought to my attention that Mickael is exploring the possibility of starting his own band, just like Richard Cave, his ex-partner has chosen to do. According to this very credible source, Mickael has put a phone call to a few ex-Carimi members, bass player Noldy is mentioned as one of the person contacted and drummer Stanley Jean. We are told the strategy behind this idea of working with ex-Carimi members is to try to keep as close as possible the CARIMI identity. Mickael feels that he already has the voice of Carimi as the front man and by adding the ex members, it will be a very smooth transition.
I've received a few calls from some promoters in NY who are complaining to the fact that Klass' NY representative (Foe) has alienated most NY promoters, by keeping the band only to himself, keeping the most important dates, like most holiday weekends to himself and even when he decides to let a promoter gets a date, he must be a partner or a silent partner in those events.