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by Serge
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Nos compliments à notre cher ami et contributeur à Ann Pale!
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Guy, Dans ma réponse au discours d'installation du Ministre Paraison, j'avais dit ce qui suit: "Le discours d'installation d'Edwin Paraison permet d'espérer des jours très encourageants...". Après avoir lu cette interview, je suis encore plus encouragé, non pas parce que le Ministre Paraison va fair...
by Serge
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: About Music
Topic: Festival de Jazz en Haiti
Replies: 0
Views: 1380

Festival de Jazz en Haiti

Pour information des amants du jazz comme moi: ART ET SPECTACLE Haiti : 4ème édition du Festival international de Jazz de Port-au-Prince Posté le 8 janvier 2010 La Fondation Haiti-Jazz veut inscrire le Festival international de Jazz de Port-au-Prince dans la durée. Après le succès des trois première...
by Serge
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 142 - Fasil
Replies: 0
Views: 1168

Chronique 142 - Fasil

There is yet another new sound on the Konpa scene. I must say I did not know what to expect when I purchased the CD on the recommendation of a friend who is familiar with my taste. Indeed, it was a good choice. The new group “Fasil” is most entertaining and interesting. Entitled “Zanmi”, the CD is v...
by Serge
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 141 - Ritchie
Replies: 0
Views: 1187

Chronique 141 - Ritchie

If anyone had any doubt, it is evident that Jean H. Richard, alias Ritchie is a man on a mission, a mission to elevate Konpa Dirèk to its highest level. Witness the introduction to his newest release, Ritchie – 10 ans plus tard. He asks his child if he knows who Ulrich Pierre-Louis; he does not know...
by Serge
Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: All the president's women
Replies: 4
Views: 1872

Guy,

That is the $6 million question. I know many who would like to know the secret. Maybe we should go see the "Doktè Fèy" in Haiti. I am sure he would give some kind of natural recipe to keep it up...

Happy New Year 2010 everyone!

Serge
by Serge
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Yon ti mesaj pou nouvèl ane a
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Mèsi anpil Shelony. Sa pa fe anyen si w te bliye. Gen de lè , sa pèmèt ou bliye si nèg ap gran moun.

Yon ti koreksyon Guy , nan mesaj mwen te voye pi bonè a. Mwen swete lane pwochen nou kapab bay Ann Pale plis jarèt pou fèl repati....


Serge
by Serge
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Yon ti mesaj pou nouvèl ane a
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Guy, map remèsye w. Ou konen gen you lè ou rive ou pa konte oubyen ou chache bliye kilè ki fèt ou. Men, mwen apresye ke ou sonje sa. Map pwofite di tout kanmarad sou fowòm lan Bòn Ane! Mwen swete ane 2010 tounen pi bon pou nou tout ak tout fanmi nou, ak pou peyi. Menm si nou pankò wè limyè a, fòk no...
by Serge
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 140 - Haitiando
Replies: 0
Views: 1290

Chronique 140 - Haitiando

Just like in the movies, you could say : Fred Paul and Mini Records strike again with the release of yet another volume of Haitiando. There are some new faces among the musicians, such as Yvon Mondésir, Pipo Stanisse, two well-known Konpa stars, the team remains practically intact, for our own enjoy...
by Serge
Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 139 - Ska-Sha Plus+
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

Chronique 139 - Ska-Sha Plus+

Ska-Shah Plus+ - Ives Arsène Appolon, Jean-Michel St. Victor (Zouzoule), Rodrigue Gauthier (Ti Krane). If you are wondering where they have been, you will be delighted with the most recent CD of Ska-Shah Plus, entitled “Viva Obama “. Released on the occasion of Music Day in France, on June 21 2009, ...
by Serge
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 138 - 5 Etwal
Replies: 0
Views: 1287

Chronique 138 - 5 Etwal

With Christmas rapidly approaching and the traditional cornucopia of new Haitian releases having already started, I headed up to New York, in search of all the new sounds. I made a pretty nice find when I stumbled upon a brand new group called: 5 Etwal and its first release entitled "Lavi sa". Judgi...
by Serge
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 137 - Magnum Band
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

Chronique 137 - Magnum Band

It is always with great anticipation that I await the newest release by the band whose quite bold motto is : La Seule Différence! – The only difference ! Indeed, Magnum Band has been and continues to be a musical group with an unmistakable identity among Haitian bands. And add to that a remarkably h...
by Serge
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Nos compliments à notre cher ami et contributeur à Ann Pale!
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Guy, Avec beaucoup de retard, je viens de lire ton texte en réaction à la désignation d'Edwin Paraison au poste de Ministre des haitiens vivant à l'étranger. Comme toi, j'adresse mes félicitations à Edwin Paraison dont les activités en faveur de la défense des droits sont connues de tous. Tu as su, ...
by Serge
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Hunger in the United States
Replies: 0
Views: 1415

Hunger in the United States

Je reproduis ci-dessous un article du Washington Post. Voilà de la nation qui se décrit comme la "seule super-puissance au monde". Serge Report: More Americans going hungry By Amy Goldstein Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 16, 2009 12:04 PM The number of Americans who lack dependable ac...
by Serge
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Honduras: Sounds familiar?
Replies: 0
Views: 1346

Honduras: Sounds familiar?

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Alors que la crise au Honduras perdure, ceux qui ont suivi le coup d'état en Haiti en 1991, retrouveront bien des points communs avec la situation au Honduras. Pas besoin de faire un tableau. L'article ci-dessous de l'Associated Press est plus qu'éloquent. L...
by Serge
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 136 - Shabba Djakout and friends
Replies: 0
Views: 1192

Chronique 136 - Shabba Djakout and friends

Chronique musicale 136 If you are a fan of Djakout Mizik, you will like this CD by Herve Antenor, better know as Shabba. Following a trend which goes back quite a few years, Shabba released this CD entitled "Shabba Djakout and Friends - Pi Piti pi rèd", earlier this year under his name, but the soun...
by Serge
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Beyond History Before and After Obama - Yes...
Replies: 3
Views: 2096

Jaf, kouman w ye? Se koulye a sèlman map li ti rale sa sou entèvansyon w lan nan Ottawa. Konpliman! Mwen wè ou mette anpil verite atè e mwne séten anpil moun nan odyans lan dekouvri anpil bagay apre yo fin koute w. Pandan map li mesaj ou a, map mande tèt mwen kouman moun sa ta fè si yo tap viv nan E...
by Serge
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 135 - Group Makaya
Replies: 0
Views: 1640

Chronique 135 - Group Makaya

Some time ago, I reviewed in this Chronique a wonderful CD by Chantal Lavigne accompanied on the piano by the classical pianist named David Bontemps. I was most happily surprised when, a couple of months ago, I received the CD by his group named, interestingly, Makaya. For those who know Haiti, they...
by Serge
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 134 - Sandra Mirabal Jean-Claude
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Crónica musical 134

Crónica musical 134 Es con agrado particular que resumo aquí la Chronique musicale con ese disco que me hizo llegar un amigo y que se llama “Cadencias – Songs from Haiti and Cuba.” Nada podría ser más agradable que escuchar tal disco. Y porqué Haití y Cuba en el mismo disco? Por un lado, Haití y Cub...
by Serge
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 134 - Sandra Mirabal Jean-Claude
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Chronique 134 - Sandra Mirabal Jean-Claude

A tale of two women of two Islands - Sandra Mirabal Jean-Claude After a rather long interval, I take great pleasure in resuming the Chronique musicale, a welcome break from the intensely busy last six months. I cannot think of anything more satisfying than listening to the CD entitled "Cadencia – So...
by Serge
Fri May 01, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Frère Franklin Armand : le paysan de Dieu
Replies: 11
Views: 2678

Good aid versus bad aid. Indeed Barb and Guy. This is a matter most appropriate to discuss now, not only in regard to Third world countries in general, but especially in regard to Haiti in particular. Those last decades have seen many priests, preachers, pastors, you name it, go to Haiti to help. I ...
by Serge
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY, WINDOWS ON HAITI!
Replies: 35
Views: 9446

Guy mon chè, kouman w ye? Se vre ke pèson pa pran nòt gwo anivèsè sa, men fòk mwen di w - e se pa yon eskiz non - mwen pat bliye. Verite a , mwen gen kèk jou mwen pa ekri paske mwen te tèlman okipe pandan dènye mwa sa yo. Lè anivèsè sa, mwen te nan avyon soti Trinidad, sou wout pou mwen tounen nan M...
by Serge
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: Racism in the Dominican Republic
Replies: 0
Views: 1333

Racism in the Dominican Republic

March 23, 2009, Updated 6:45 AM Dominican writer complains of being harassed Writer Carlos Agramonte, author of a novel denouncing the existence of slavery on Dominican sugar plantations, said he will leave the country due to constant harassment since the work was published. Agramonte, a professor o...
by Serge
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Hallward's book on Aristide & Lavalas
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

Heloise, I am glad to read your comments. I hope to be able to do a more thorough review at some points when I get the time. As far as I am concerned, Peter Hallward's book: Damming the Flood is probably the best analysis I have read of the Aristide period; it is also the best attempt to explain the...
by Serge
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Guadaloupe riots turn paradise into war zone
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Intéressant article sur la colonisation française

Quatre siècles d'incompréhensions LE MONDE | 19.02.09 | 14h04 • Mis à jour le 19.02.09 | 17h10 Colons", "esclavage", "économie de comptoir"... Ces expressions, qui semblent surgies d'un passé lointain, reviennent sans cesse dans les discours des différents acteurs du conflit qui paralyse depuis plus...
by Serge
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: Haïti : l’avenir du cinéma haïtien est-il à Jacmel?
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

Haiti : l'avenir du cinéma haitien est-il à Jacmel?

Haiti Press Network ART ET SPECTACLE Haiti : l'avenir du cinéma haitien est-il à Jacmel ? Posté le 19 février 2009 La Fondation Festival Film Jacmel, connu pour son festival de films, s'est muée en centre de formation des jeunes désireux d'apprendre les métiers du cinéma, selon une note reçue par HP...
by Serge
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: A 'fraud' bigger than Madoff
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

As I said in one of my posts in the past, when you are dealing with human beings, with money, in short, with human feelings, every country is the same, including Haiti, Salvador, the United States, France or any other. The big difference: in this one, institutions function, there are rules to be fol...
by Serge
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: biodiesel stove and wvo generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Georges, I got a chance to watch the video tonight and the demonstration with the stove. Let me congratulate you for your innovations and for the vision that you demonstrate. Not only your project would greatly contribute to safeguarding the environment, but it would encourage the development of sci...
by Serge
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Extraordinary presentation on infrastructure development
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Guy, I just finished watching the video from Dr. Laine aand I have yet to watch George Valme's. But this will not be for long. I just wanted to say how impressed I am by Dr Laine's work and how frustrated I feel every time I come across people like her. The reason for this frustration is that I real...
by Serge
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Grèv jeneral nan Gwagloup
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Widy,

Ou ka konen deja, men mwen fèk ap koute nouvèl yo. Bagay yo grav tout bon nan Gwadloup. Gen yon Jacques Bineau (oubyen Binot, mwen pa wè non an ekri) ki mouri apre li resevwa yon bal nan lestomak, sou volan machinli. Mwen pa gen plis detay, men sa grav nèt...


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by Serge
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Grèv jeneral nan Gwagloup
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Kanmarad Widy, Jan w di a, sitiyasyon an genlè ap vin pi grav pandan nap ekri sa. Bagay yo move anpil nan Matinik. Mwen tap gade nan nouvèl televizyon kouman pèp la fin anraje. Mwen kopye piba yon mesaj mwen resevwa de yon nèg ki rele Alan (ilcinfo@earthlink.net) sou sa ki sanble dènye nouvèl Matini...
by Serge
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Grèv jeneral nan Gwagloup
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Kanmarad, j'ai reçu le texte ci-dessous que je m'empresse d'afcicher pour l'information de nos lecteurs. Il n'est pas signé, mais il a été envoyé par Robert Fabert (robert.fabert@wanadoo.fr). Le texte offre une récapitulation des événements depuis le 1er février jusqu'au 14 février. Les événements e...
by Serge
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Grèv jeneral nan Gwagloup
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Widy, Map swiv ak anpil enterè sa kap pase nan Gwadlopu ak Matinik. Se toujou menm kondisyon yo: yon gwoup beke awogan ki konpran majorite a ap toujou rete békèkè, san yo pa konpran anyen, pou yo toujou aksepte tout enjistis. Mwen ta swete sèlman yo jwen yon solisyon kote pa gen dega fizik ak matery...
by Serge
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Michael Steele
Replies: 2
Views: 1753

Barb, I anyone serious was expecting anything from Mr Steele, he or she was grossly mistaken. I do not know if you had a chance to listen to his interview with Stephanopoulos on Sunday. It was laughable. Read about it on the Huffington Post. Mr Steele said that Clinton was responsible for economic d...
by Serge
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution -PBS 1/25/09
Replies: 4
Views: 2690

Guy, I want to say something about the documentary, but I got tied up and only now I am I reading your comments. It is not too late to give a few brief comments. LIke you, I found the documentary "underwhelming". There are a lot of elements which were absent. I thought for example that there would b...
by Serge
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Guy Philippe officiellement candidat au Sénat
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

When Graham Greene wrote "The Comedians", I was so vexed that my country could be used like this. Helas! Se misye ki te gen rezon. Nèg sa yo se yon pakèt komedyen. Fòk nèg ta ri si pat gen moun ki tap mouri poutèt enkonpetans yo....


Serge
by Serge
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

Kanmarad,

Speaking of jackass, have you all been following "that one"? Not another governor, not another politician, but another preacher: Ted Haggard?

I jumped from Blago to Haggard; two different situations, but same common denominator: jackass, hypocrite, rats caught, you name it....


Serge
by Serge
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: La culture haïtienne en République dominicaine
Replies: 0
Views: 1290

La culture haitienne en République dominicaine

Je reproduis ci-dessous un article publié dans HAITI PRESS NETWORK. j'ai pensé qu'il serait intéressant de le lire et si possible de formuler des commentaires. Promouvoir la culture haitienne en République dominicaine est très difficile, selon Reynald Delerme Posté le 27 janvier 2009 Rencontré samed...
by Serge
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

Friends, I too do not think that Blago is stupid; he is just corrupt. I was listening the other day to a political analyst naming the most corrupt states in this country and I remember he mentioned 2 of them: Illinois and Alaska (he cited 4 in all but I only remember these 2). What happened to Blago...
by Serge
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Obama Retakes Oath of Office Wednesday Night just to be sure
Replies: 4
Views: 2205

Guy, I knew you had a fertile imagination, but I did not realize it was that fertile!

Let us wait for President Obama III in 2012 and this time, since he will be completely independent, he can name Ti Dodo to replace Patrick Gaspard at the White House......


Serge
by Serge
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Anybody noticed there was an inauguration today?
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

Leonel, Like you, Guy and Marylin, I was glued to the TV all day till at least midnight. In fact from 5 a.m. I was watching already. I must say I was to chicken to brave the cold. My daughter did go but, there is no way i would in this weather. Anyway, like many others, I never thought I would see s...
by Serge
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Editorials
Topic: What will... who will...
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Guy, I am sure many around the world are asking the same question. At least 350 children have already been killed by the Israeli war machine. In this country, the only place one can learn what is really happening is Democracy Now! with amy Goodman. This is a horror story in Gaza! Meanwhile, the Arab...
by Serge
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: The Palestinian story: Remember us
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

What a story indeed! Leonel, this is one more example of the power of brain-washing. Do you remember when, as kids, we used to watch those cowboy movies, when the American soldiers were blasting the bad, drunk , scalping, primitive, savage Indians? Boy, how we used to applaud when we heard the Ameri...
by Serge
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: About Music
Topic: A survey of musical tastes...
Replies: 7
Views: 3676

Hi Guy, I am only now responding because I have been a bit busy these last 2 few days and only tonight am I taking the time to read these posts. Look at the time I am posting this. No need to tell you I enjoy Winterludes and in fact I promised you some time ago some CDs that should enrich your colle...
by Serge
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: January 1, 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Guy, Thank you for the wishes. You know, sometimes you get to a point in your life when you tend to forget that it is your birthday because you suddenly realize: epa map gran moun tout bon!....So you start acting surprised when someone tells you: Happy Birthday!..... But just kidding.. On a more ser...
by Serge
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: Bote ak Idantite
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Marilyn, My thanks to you for posting this very interesting interview. I had not read it and I find it enlightening. Secretary Carol Joseph is a very dynamic fellow and if he had more funds at its disposal, you can already see what he could accomplish. But this is our plight in Haiti: too many probl...
by Serge
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Best albums of the year
Topic: Best Haitian CDs - 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1886

Best Haitian CDs - 2008

Following the tradition started in 2000, the time has come for me to submit my choices for the ten best Haitian CDs for 2008. As usual, I reiterate that these are my own personal choices. I do not pretend to have covered all the CDs that were released in 2008 and I am not passing any judgment on oth...
by Serge
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 133 - Bèljazz
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

Chronique 133 - Bèljazz

There is no doubt that this year, the initiative belongs to konpa groups. This Chronique examines yet a new group called Bèljazz, whose first released is entitled “Van vire”. It is comprised of a number of experienced konpa musicians like Edersse Stanis, Ralph Menelas and a number of famous guests. ...
by Serge
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 132 - Elite Mizik
Replies: 0
Views: 1534

Chronique 132 - Elite Mizik

Yet another sound on Haiti's musical scene. This time, it is the group called “Elite Mizik” which released a CD entitled “Happy 60, Septen”. The sound is impressive. First of all, I love to listen to an acoustic bass in konpa dirèk. That brings me back to this formidable late bass player named Ferdi...
by Serge
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 131 - Chalè Mizik
Replies: 0
Views: 1596

Chronique 131 - Chalè Mizik

The stage may seem crowded, but new groups continue to appear on the scene. This Chronique covers the first release of Chalè Mizik's CD entitled “La Chatte de Mm Bruno”. The group may be new, but the musicians themselves are veteran of Konpa dirèk. The band leader is Bono Bernard, better known as ju...
by Serge
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 130 - José Tavernier
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

Chronique 130 - José Tavernier

Some of us, or better said, many of us, still remember with nostalgia the good old times when famous musical groups such as Ibo Lele, Ibo Combo, Les Frères Corvington and many others were evolving on the Haitian musical scene. Musicians like sax player Lionel Volel, pianists Eddy Prophète and Anton ...