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.
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.