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The Haitian Compas Festival announces its official Hall of Fame and Living Legend Honorees

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Miami, Florida – April 5, 2018 – The Haitian Compas Festival proudly announces the creation of the first of its kind, Hall of Fame. Each inductee has been chosen for their immense contributions towards the Haitian Music Industry, as well as the success of the Haitian Compas Festival the past 20 years.

The Hall of Fame Award has been designed to celebrate the achievements of some of Haiti’s most prominent music people. From managers to musicians and innovators to visionaries, the list of names was chosen by the Haitian Compas Festival committee to show appreciation and gratitude for each honorees accomplishments.

“Getting to our 20th show has not been an easy task and having a Haitian event last 20 years is also not easy. To be honest the HMI could not be where it is today without the help of all of our honorees, they deserve this recognition,” explains Rodney Noel, Co-Founder of the Haitian Compas Festival.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at a private, Opening Ceremony for the 20th Edition of the Haitian Compas Festival, the following 20 names will be inducted into the Haitian Compas Festival Hall of Fame:

Andre Pierre, Dr. Rudy Moise, Gypsie Metellus, Jacqueline Charles, Patrick Moussignac, Commissioner Jean Monestime, Island TV Bobby & Tamara Philippeaux, Dr. Larry Pierre, Ed Lozama, Jean Raymond Leconte, Arly Lariviere, Jessie Alkhal, Fritz Hyacinthe, Guy Wewe, Carel Pedre, Richard Urbain, Frantz Duval, Nickenson Prudhomme, Michel Martelly and Ricardo SaintCyr.

Twenty names representing twenty years of distinction and hard-work.

The Living Legend Award will also be presented to a handful of musicians who have paved the path for generations of musicians throughout their career. Their musical flair has changed the face of Haitian music and has elevated our culture in an amazing way.

“Without our Living Legends, Compas would not be where it is today. We wanted to honor these phenomenal musicians now so that they know that they are appreciated,” says Jean Michel Cerenord, Co-Founder of the Haitian Compas Festival.

At the same Opening Ceremony, the following names will receive the Haitian Compas Festival Living Legend Award:

Tabou Combo, Orchestre Septentrional, Adolphe Chancy, Fred Paul, Cubano, Robert Charlot, Keke Belizaire, Fabrice Rouzier and Robert Martino.

Tickets to the 20th Edition of the Haitian Compas Festival are now on sale and information regarding all the events for the weekend and package deals can be found on www.haitiancompasfestival.com.

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Video: Gazman Disip & Arly Lariviere Nu Look Live on Stage: I’m Sorry & I Miss You Moment 

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3JesBelJes announced “ AMOS ALCEY “ as the band new lead vocalist + New Song Snippet

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Below is the letter  from 3JesBelJes announcing ” Amos Alcey ” as their new lead vocalist replacing TG Belvokal…

Fanatik 3JesBelJes e fanatik kompa nou salute. n’ap prezante’w Amos Alcey, nouvo menb e chantè 3JesBelJes. Amos fèt e grandi Delmas Potoprens. Karyè mizikal li te komanse depi nan legliz, aprèsa li te vinn akselere nan yon djazz ki rele REBEL. Li pran angajman pou’l se chantè  3jesbeljes e prepare’l tou pou konpetisyon kap vini e pou’l mete HMI la nan yon lot nivo. 

Rete branche ap gen 2 nouvo mizik kap soti nan kelke semen anko…

Sincèrement,
3JESBELJES LLC 

 

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Haiti’s Music Scene Is Making Room to Officially Welcome *DEZÒD*

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Haiti’s Music Scene Is Making Room to Officially Welcome *DEZÒD*

*DEZÒD* is introducing its own musical style called ‘’Afro-Gouyad’’, a promising sub-genre that perfectly blends Afrobeats’ driven-drum sonorities with easy-going Konpa gouyad rhythm. 

The band consists of Serge ‟Power Surge’’ Turnier, a multifaceted songwriter, composer and music producer, highly acclaimed for his almost matchless musical creativity in this generation; Etzer Alizé and Paul Joly, two young singers and social media sensations, better known as ‘’The A Team’’, whose hilarious covers and parodies of international songs in creole usually go viral on Youtube, reaching sometimes more than 500 thousands views. 

*DEZÒD* is cooking up the first Afro-Gouyad tunes, which will premiere worldwide sometime this coming months, both on traditional and social media. 

Stay tuned! 

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