Music - Haiti Popular songs
Magnum Band is comprised of various artists such as Laurent Ciceron on bass, Lucien Benjamin on the rhythm guitar, Camille Armand on tambour, David Lacombe on keyboard, Andre Dejean on trumpet and many others.
Dadou and Tico Pasquet was born in Haiti to a family of musicians.Dadou's guitar playing skill earned him the admiration of fans throughout several parts of the world
Tico Pasket was born in Haitian family of music. Drum makes him happy.
In 1969 Claude "Tico" Pasquet joined the group Babby Jazz and later Les Difficiles de New York. He was a skilled drummer whom everyone admired.
Later, in 1972 he played with Robert Martino in Les Gypsies.
In 1975, with his brother Dadou Pasquet, they founded Magnum Band which still exists up to date.
Magnum Band sometimes includes such musicians like Laurent Ciceron on bass, Lucien Benjamin on the rhythm guitar, Camille Armand on tambour, David Lacombe on keyboard, Andre Dejean on trumpet
Dadou Pasquet continues to be a musical power house and a legend in the Haitian and Antillean community. His musical talent is what most people would say is inborn. This is a skill that rans in the family. He played in the group known as Tabou Combo, Radio Superstar and Magnum Band. The new music style is very unique because it was a mixture of Haitian roots, jazz, pop and soul filled Creole music.
Here is a picture of the leader of the group Magnum Band, Dadou Pasquet. The group Magnum Band stood out in the Haitian Kompas industry because of their unique sound. They continues to wow audiences to this very day. The amazing guitar playing skill of Dadou Pasquet, along with hit songs from Magnum Band earned him the admiration of fans throughout several parts of the world.
Magnum is celebrating its 33rd Anniversary this year. This should be considered as a great accomplishment as not too many Haitian music bands have managed to last that long in the field.
Dadou Pasquet started playing with Tropical Music band, a group that earned its own rights in the Haitian music field. He was only 13 years old at the time. As his talent in playing the guitar started spreading, Dadou soon found himself playing with some of the big names in the business like Richard Duroseau, Raymond Cicot , and Raul Guillaume.
One peace of culture that is very popular both in Haiti and the rest of the world is the Haitian dance. It has a rich variety of movement focused around the drum beats.
The role of the drum in Haitian dance is to provide the vibrating tones and rhythms. At the same time, it maintain the calm, balance, focus, sensuality, passion and excitement which make the dance so unique
Here is a picture of some Haitian dancers performing. The Haitian dance is tide to the culture, the rich and passionate history of the Haitian people. This form of dance is quite unique in a way, Haitian dance is the melding of diverse African styles and cultural traditions.
A little bit of history of the Caribbean island will show you these enormous variety that you find in the Haitian culture and dance. Traditions such as songs and dances we practice today came mainly from Congo and Dahomey
This is the picture of the famous band T-Vice with Roberto and Reynaldo Martino.
The music band T-Vice is taking credit for revolutionizing the genre of konpa with some energy
This came as a result of the musical influences from reggae, merengue, flamenco and modern synthesizing from rock 'n' roll.
Here is a picture of the Haitian music band t-Vice.
Florida. This is a Haitian band that was formed in 1991 by brothers Roberto and Reynaldo Martino. They came from a family of musicians. Their father is none other than the renowned Haitian guitarist Robert Martino.
T-Vice music band manged to work in collaboration with many other Haitian konpa bands like Carimi and Djakout Mizik, a music group that they have been in competition with
Misty Jean has been able to collect many awards. On February 21, she won a contest for best talent and crowned Miss West Indies. In February 2002, Misty Jean was crowned Miss de la Francophonie in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Also on April 13, 2003, she was crowned as Queen of Carnival at the Greater Miami Mardi Gras.
In November 2004, Ms Jean was awarded Female Singer of The Year. and again, in November 2006, she was awarded Female Singer of the Year