Dumarsais Estimé: The Man, the Work and the Ideas

Dumarsais Estimé: The Man, the Work and the Ideas

By Roland Léonard With the serenity, objectivity and impartiality of a dispassionate mind, historian Anthony Georges Pierre masterfully portrays this figurehead of Haiti's contemporary political history: Léon Dumarsais Estimé. The Novelist 08 May 2013 By Roland Léonard With the serenity, objectivity and impartiality of a dispassionate mind, historian Anthony Georges Pierre masterfully portrays this figurehead of Haiti's contemporary political history: Léon Dumarsais Estimé. (more…)
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Au sujet de IBO-COMBO

Au sujet de IBO-COMBO

Voulant dernièrement saluer la mémoire et le départ du grand musicien et saxophoniste Lionel Volel, nous avons mis l’accent particulièrement sur la formation qui l’a révélé à la jeunesse haïtienne, IBO-COMBO, l’ancêtre véritable des mini jazz haïtiens. (more…)
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Lionel Volel, a great saxophonist: realistic, humble and perfectionist

BY DR. ROLAND LÉONARD ... We close our eyes to travel back in time. As if by magic, we meet again in about 1964, to visualize the Ibo-Lélé hotel at the Montagne Noire, in Pétion-Ville, and its famous "shango" dancing, ballroom. It is the property of the Baussans, with a clientele that is both Haitian and cosmopolitan, honored in its galleries by the photos of famous tourists and visitors (Richard Nixon, Martine Carol and other famous actresses or stars). Every weekend, a small and famous group, or combo, hosts a dance for locals or foreigners at the "shango". (more…)
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Virginie Sampeur

Virginie Sampeur

There are many examples where Cléante Valcin's photo depicts by error Virginie Sampeur of whom no verifiable portrait is not known. This photo-composition of Virginia Samper © 2021 Jn. Ulrick Desert. Daughter of Géroline Jérôme and Surprised Sampeur, Marie Angélique Virginie Sampeur was born in Port-au-Prince on the 28th March, 1839. She studied under the direction of Monsieur Trichet, a French schoolteacher living in Haiti. (more…)
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