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by Serge
Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 129 - Gracia Delva and Serge Descard
Replies: 0
Views: 1655

Chronique 129 - Gracia Delva and Serge Descard

He hardly needs any introduction, his voice being his surest identification. Gracia Delva is the one I am referring to and on this occasion, he has teamed up with a powerhouse in Konpa dirèk, Serge Descard (Compalogie I and II) to produce a CD entitled Graciamania. As the liner notes indicate, despi...
by Serge
Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Men's reactions to Mambo Racine's comments
Replies: 2
Views: 4253

I do not know this woman at all, but I have met people like her before who consider themselves "Haitianologist" (Haitianologue). Often, they are ready to re-write Haitian history. In this case, this woman seems to be ready to re-write Haitian culture. Among the comments made by the different men, I ...
by Serge
Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 128 - Christmas with the stars
Replies: 0
Views: 1576

Chronique 128 - Christmas with the stars

We all know that Christmas is supposed to be a joyous occasion, a family affair, when everyone gets together to celebrate the birth of Christ, eat drink, exchange gifts etc. Kids in particular are supposed to the primary beneficiaries of Santa's largesse. However, we also know that for some people, ...
by Serge
Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 127 - Mizik Mizik
Replies: 0
Views: 1409

Chronique 127 - Mizik Mizik

It has been a few years since we had heard from Fabrice Rouzier of Haiti Twoubadou and Mizik Mizik. Fabrice himself seems to be everywhere, arranging here, programming there, but the band had stopped for a while. Not anymore. Recently, Mizik Mizik released a wonderful CD entitled “Paradi nan lanfè”....
by Serge
Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Guy, thanks for your wishes and for the messengers. You could not haven chosen better. They did an excellent job! Instead of saying Merry Christmas, I will say: Peaceful Chistmas to you and your family, as well as to everyone on the forum. Un Noël pacifique pour tous et surtout une Meilleure Année 2...
by Serge
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 126 - Toto Laraque
Replies: 0
Views: 1567

Chronique 126 - Toto Laraque

It has been a few years since he emigrated to Canada, but guitarist Toto Laraque has become quite a prolific musician. Indeed, his most recent release “Dix doigts, six cordes, un seul Toto Laraque” is his fourth CD under his name, and a nice one at that. Toto Laraque does not need any introduction. ...
by Serge
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Latin America's new found independence
Replies: 2
Views: 2312

Guy, The sentence might seem absurd if you look at the geographical perspective, but do not forget that the United States , in its "superpower" role, always took it for granted to be present at these regional gatherings, and these , in turn, always assumed that the United States had to be invited. W...
by Serge
Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: Haiti Classical / Contredanse
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Cocolo, When I read your message, I decided to answer you immediately before even going to you website. My apology also for some typos I noticed , but I just wanted to put that out of the way before I rushed out. Now that I have had time to go to your site, I must congratulate you. It is very well c...
by Serge
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: About Music
Topic: Haiti Classical / Contredanse
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

By the way, interesting nickname! I just read your post and I would like to provide you with some information which might help you, if you have not found anything yet. The 2 CDs you bought are among the best of a lot more. the CD "Music of the Haitian Masters" is a compilation of some of the best an...
by Serge
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Latin America's new found independence
Replies: 2
Views: 2312

Latin America's new found independence

December 17, 2008 At Meeting in Brazil, Washington Is Scorned By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO SAUÍPE, Brazil — Latin American leaders took another step away from the decades-old orbit of the United States at a meeting here that brought together nearly all of Latin America and the Caribbean, but excluded the U...
by Serge
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: L’UEH, prête a s’investir dans la mise en place
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

Guy, Mariylyn, I was also happily surprised to read about the possibility of an Academy. What better way to insure the evolution of a language. I also hope this is not rethoric. As for the comments of this guy, Leopold Lucien, it seems to me he is out of the loop; he misses the point, writes in a ve...
by Serge
Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 125 - Jean Michel Clermont
Replies: 0
Views: 1664

Chronique 125 - Jean Michel Clermont

If the Chronique musicale serves a particular purpose, it is to highlight what I consider to be the best in Haitian music, even though I have to underline that these choices are highly personal. But you will agree with me - when you get to listen to it – that Jean Michel Clermont's “Dyalòg – Music f...
by Serge
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Miyò ki oun gran diskou
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

Momn chè Widy,

Se koulye a sèlman mwen gen tan li mesaj ou a. mwen koute CD a tou. Konpliman! Mizik la bèl e mwen renmen tou jan w jwe tanbou a ak anpil displin. Ou swiv mizik la byen epi gitaris yo solid tou. Bèl bagay!

Kenbe la!

Serge
by Serge
Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 124 - Harmonik
Replies: 0
Views: 1633

Chronique 124 - Harmonik

I had the opportunity some months ago, during one of my CD hunting trips to New York, to pick up a new release by a brand new Haitian konpa group called: Harmonik. I hesitated buying it, that is until I read the names of the musicians listed on the back cover. I was immediately sold when I saw the n...
by Serge
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Barack Obama and the graveyard of hope
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Kanmarad JgPalmis, As I was reading the article posted by Guy, some ideas came to my mind and as I read your comment, I realized that is exactly what I was thinking. It is unfortunate that we have to think this way, but it is a reality and it is not at all useful for us to act like an ostrich and bu...
by Serge
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: Ouvrages en créole pour équilibrer la littérature nationale
Replies: 0
Views: 1488

Ouvrages en créole pour équilibrer la littérature nationale

N'en déplaise à certains "intellectuels" haitiens qui , pour une raison ou une autre, refusent d'accorder au kreyòl ayisyen la place qui lui revient en tant que langue vivante, celle-ci continue sa marche. Lisez l'article ci-dessous de Haiti Press Network. Haiti-Livre: Des ouvrages en créole pour éq...
by Serge
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Miriam Makeba
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

For many years, she, along with Hugh Masekela, were the voices of resistance against the brutal Apartheid regime, travelling all over the world and raising consciousness about the horrible situation under the Apartheid regime. Mama Makeba gave her whole life to the struggle, with dignity, determinat...
by Serge
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 123 - Belo
Replies: 0
Views: 1644

Chronique 123 - Belo

Chronique musicale After seeing him take Haiti by storm a couple of years ago with his first album, Lakou Trankil, I , and I am sure many others, had been expecting with a lot of excitement his next project. The wait was well worth it. Jean Belony Murat, better known as Belo, has done an excellent j...
by Serge
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Tragedy strikes in PetionVille this morning school collapse
Replies: 13
Views: 3410

Kanmarad, map salye nou ak gwo la pen nan kè nou tout apre trajedi sa kap pase lakay nou ankò. Map ekri mesaj sa non sèlman ak lapen, men tou ak fristrasyon, kòlè, veksasyon, tout bagay. Men poukisa. Mwen fèk ap koute yon rale jounalis Guy Delva tap fè sou sityasyon an koulye a, aswè a la. Lapoli ar...
by Serge
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: Un article sur le créole (kreyòl)
Replies: 0
Views: 1459

Un article sur le créole (kreyòl)

Lundi, 27 octobre 2008 09:44 Le créole au service de l'alphabétisation en Haiti Le secrétaire d'état à l'alphabétisation, Carol Joseph, se réjouit des progrès du créole en Haiti au cours des 20 dernières années notamment au sein de l'administration publique. " Aujourd'hui un fonctionnaire peut vous ...
by Serge
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Haiti supplies guns to Jamaica
Replies: 2
Views: 1750

Barb, As we read this article, those who do not know may be lead to believe that indeed, Haiti manufactures guns. Barb, that is not the case. Those guns are the products of illegal trade of firearms. The attempt to make Haitians responsible for the violence in Jamaica is laughable. Jamaica has had a...
by Serge
Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Kudos to Colin Powell
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Guy, I am also most critical of Gen. Powell, from the time of his so-called "negociations" with Cedras and Co. (along with Pre. Carter) to his performance during the time leading to the Iraq war. However, rayi chen, di dan l blanch. I will say that his endorsement of Obama was very powerful. I do no...
by Serge
Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: 20bn barrel oil discovery puts Cuba in the big league
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Guy, I believe there is oil in Haiti. I remember reading an article detailing this and I going to try to find it and post it. It seems that the oil is there. The problem is: who would manage this? Given our absolute lack of infrastructure, the corruption, you almost wish that it is never discovered....
by Serge
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: If I can believe my ears...
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Guy, I am only now reading your post and listening to this audio. Rarely have I ever seen such fool, such stupid fool making an....of himself! This is absolutely incredible! And when you think that there are other fools like him who are listening to this and believe in him. That is even more unbelie...
by Serge
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Some hope for the environment in Haiti
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

Some hope for the environment in Haiti

Plant used in Haitian voodoo rituals may become source for biofuel. Jatropha shows tremendous promise and could help remedy chronic shortages of diesel fuel and electricity McClatchy newspapers guardian.co.uk, Thursday October 02 2008 17:08 BST For generations, voodoo practitioners in rural Haiti ha...
by Serge
Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Palin must be one of the most knowledgeable candidates ever
Replies: 8
Views: 3567

Guy, it does seem indeed that the woman must be incredibly smart, so smart in fact that she always sounds dumb. But all jokes put aside, Guy and Leonel, I have a lot of apprehension about Biden. His task is going to be most difficult for the following reasons: 1) I think that the Republicans have be...
by Serge
Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Sizyèm festival Banzil Kreyòl
Replies: 4
Views: 2243

Kanmarad Widy, Kouman w ye? Mwen wè wap fè gwo bèl travay nan Jenèv. Ken la e kontinye pote dapo tanbou afriken an byen wo. Sa wap fè ap pou voye mizik sa monte kote w ye a, se pwoblèm sa nou genyen toupatou ki fè paka gen gwo tanbouyè ayisyen ki rekonèt toupatou. Youn nan rezon ki fè mizisyen nou y...
by Serge
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Extra!
Topic: A special issue: Istwa Peyi Dayiti - Vol 13
Replies: 0
Views: 1805

A special issue: Istwa Peyi Dayiti - Vol 13

Gen kèk mwa, Prof. Jean Julien parèt ak Vol. 13 seri Istwa Peyi Dayiti. Volim sa kontinye seri sou rejim F. Duvalier a. Mezanmi, li enteresan anpil, sitou paske peryòd sa pi pre nou, kididonk nou kapab swiv evenman yo pi byen. Mwen toujou di gen anpil pwoblèm kap pete fyèl nou nan jounen jodya, se n...
by Serge
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Obama picks Biden as VP (and spurns Ann Pale members)
Replies: 15
Views: 4657

Leonel, Batay la panko prèt pou fini. SI w gade byen , youn nan nou devlòpman yo, se chak jou, gen yon lòt bagay ki soti sou Madan Palin, yon manti li te bay ousman lap kontinye bay, manipilisayon enfòmasyon an, elatrye. Epi ankò, laprès la ap demantibile paske yo vekse yo pa fouti pale ak li. Kidid...
by Serge
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Sizyèm festival Banzil Kreyòl
Replies: 4
Views: 2243

Kanmarad Widy, Koman w ye? Mon chè wap eskize mwen, se jodya sèlman 3 semen pita, map li kesyon ou mande mwen an. Mwen pa kwè li twò ta pou mwen repon ou. Fòk mwen di w gwoup ki tap jwe jwe mizik yo, se Kiben ki gen desandans aysyen, kididonk, tanbou yo itilize yo se menm tanbou ak Ayiti yo, konga, ...
by Serge
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Obama picks Biden as VP (and spurns Ann Pale members)
Replies: 15
Views: 4657

Guys, it seems that Clement really does not have a sense of humor at all, and does not even know what humor is. I am at a loss as to how he extrapolated to brig the discussion to this point. But, let me leave at that. Leonel, at this point, I think that Palin would be much worse than GW. The woman i...
by Serge
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Silent No More
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

I found this article interesting and enlightening, even more so from one perspective I wish could have been more fully addressed. I do agree that it is a big tragedy and that it is a HUMAN tragedy before anything. But it is a human tragedy not only because a young life is lost, but also because of t...
by Serge
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Un parlement croupion
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Il est près d'une heure ce matin du 5 septembre. Après avoir écouté le discours de McCain, j'ai allumé mon ordinateur, m'attendant à lire que Mme Pierre-Louis avait enfin présenté sa politique générale qui avait été ratifié par notre fameux parlement croupion. Surprise!. Imaginez-vous que ces messie...
by Serge
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Requests for humanitarian assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

What is needed is for us to stop to automatically look to the US for aid. People may think I am being unrealistic, but let us not forget that the contribution of the Haitian Diaspora is estimated at 1.2 billion every year. Let us start this time to look at ourselves and start to massively help, $10....
by Serge
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Huge flooding in Haiti
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

Huge flooding in Haiti

Mezanmi, map koute nouvèl yo nan radyo. Sa grav grav grav anpil anpil anpil! Apre Gustav, Hana gen lè ap vide dlo pase sa mwen pa konen. Gonayiv, Okay, Pòdpè, Pòapiman, les Anglais, Jacmel, Enri, Les Irois, elatriye. Nan Gonayiv, sanble ta gen menm 10 moun ki mouri deja. Nivo dlo tèlnman rive wo pa ...
by Serge
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: The Duvalier legacy, its effect on Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 2105

Woje, kouman ye? I think that unfortunately, too many of our compatriots tend to forget how we got there and your post is a useful reminder of this. I for one, touched upon this issue more than once on this forum, to say that a great many of the problems we face today is a direct result of the Duval...
by Serge
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: How the Republicans Win
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

This is just fascinating history. We will see in the next 2 months how Obama sets up shield against the Republican machine....


Serge
by Serge
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Un parlement croupion
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Mon cher Doc, Malheureusement, roger, ces messieurs sont parvenus à occuper ces fonctions par la voie démocratique et ce n'est que par la seule voie démocratique qu'ils devront être renvoyés. Au peuple maintenant de prendre note, de sorte que lors des prochaines élections, ils puissent essuyer une c...
by Serge
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Un parlement croupion
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Un parlement croupion

Le dictionnaire français Le Petit Robert, définit l'expression: Parlement croupion, dans les termes suivants: "...surnom donné au Long Parlement anglais, alors qu'après l'épuration de 1648, il n'était plus composé que de puritains. -- par ext. Assemblée, parti croupion, qui n'est plus qu'un résidu e...
by Serge
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Why Obama?
Replies: 4
Views: 2353

And history is made....

There is a proverb in Haitian Kreyòl that goes like this: rayi chen, di dan l blanch. In other words, say what you will about the United States and its horrendous foreign policy which caused such hardships around the world, particularly for small defenseless countries; but if you looked at the Democ...
by Serge
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Did everyone make it through Gustav alright?
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Aragorn, I went to Yahoo Photos to look at some pictures. It looks pretty bad. Around 14 people have died and this is a provisional number. There seems to have been a lot of flooding and material destruction. Today, everything was pretty closed down in port-au-Prince , lots of electrical wires on th...
by Serge
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Civil Unrest near Les Cayes
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Haiti hit with new protests over food costs Published on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters): Demonstrators erected burning barricades in the streets of Haiti's southern city of Les Cayes on Monday to protest rising food prices in the impoverished Caribbea...
by Serge
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: The case of Yvon Neptune, former Prime Minister of Haiti
Replies: 0
Views: 1475

The case of Yvon Neptune, former Prime Minister of Haiti

Justice cry from Haiti to Caricom Published on: 8/26/08. ALTHOUGH FORMER prime minister of Haiti, Yvon Neptune – who was incarcerated for 27 months as a political prisoner, won his case of unlawful detention before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), his pleas for justice continue to f...
by Serge
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Distributing food in Haiti--a question
Replies: 27
Views: 8628

Doc, indeed, I can feel your bitterness. All I can say is that you are not alone in feeling this way. That is a reality. However, as regards your question " What do Haitians, local and Diasporeic plan to do about this non working government ?", I am not sure what kind of answer you expect, except th...
by Serge
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 122 - Tifane
Replies: 0
Views: 1485

Chronique 122 - Tifane

Chronique musicale 122 While the political situation continues to deteriorate in our beloved Haiti, the music form pursues its steady development and new artists and groups are continuously bursting on the scene. Witness the new kid on the block, or should I say, the new wonderful female artist by t...
by Serge
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Distributing food in Haiti--a question
Replies: 27
Views: 8628

Roger kouman w ye?

Of all the suggestions you have made I woud consider totally feasible Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8 , 9 and 10. Guy's questions are exactly why it would be extremely dangerous to proceed along the lines you suggest in the other suggestions.

Serge
by Serge
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: Le prochain film sur Toussaint Louverture
Replies: 1
Views: 1486

Le texte de Bissainthe traite d'un sujet qui depuis quelque temps, fait l'objet de commentaires sur l'Internet. Certains disent qu'il s'agit d'opportunisme de la part de Danny Glover, d'autres disent qu'il aurait dû tourner le film en Haiti et les occidentaux eux ont une autre approche: il n'y a pas...
by Serge
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: Le prochain film sur Toussaint Louverture
Replies: 1
Views: 1486

Le prochain film sur Toussaint Louverture

Je reproduis ci-dessous un texte de Gérard Bissainthe que j'ai trouvé assez intéressant. Jetez-y un coup d'oeil. Je ferai quelques commentaires sur le sujet à la fin de l'article. Qu'en pensez-vous? [quote]Fichez la paix a Chavez, Danny Glover et Randall Robinson On s'excite beaucoup parce que Chave...
by Serge
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Obama picks Biden as VP (and spurns Ann Pale members)
Replies: 15
Views: 4657

That's a great one Guy! I could not stop laughing while reading this. I see you let your imagination run wild. Great lines about the cigars! Hope Obama reads this.

Serge
by Serge
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Why Obama?
Replies: 8
Views: 3576

Leonel, I am not too surprised, because I have never undestimated the Republican machine. You will remember when we first started discussing Obama, I always said that the ultimate test would be whether, on Election Day, the white voter would have the guts to vote for Obama when he is by himself in t...