Here is a picture of Black Alex and daughter Alexandra.
Jamecy "Black Alex" Pierre (39), the well known Rap and Ragga artist from King Posse, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 after a prolonged illness. Two weeks ago, Black Alex was admitted to the Haitian community Hospital in the capital city. Many consider "King Posse" group as the all time best in Carnival, Rap and Ragga. The group has several hit albums to its credit. Alex was born on October 16, 1976 and started his career in the mid 1990s. In the past few years, he started singing as a solo artist and had featured on songs of various artists.
Black Alex is survived by his minor daughter Alexandra Pierre. One posthumous album of Alex will be released shortly and all of its proceeds will be accumulated for his daughter Alexandra's benefit which she can have from her 18th birthday. A preparation has been made to hold his funeral service on November 29th. Our condolences go out to Ms. Pierre and everyone affected by this lost.
Here is a picture of Hervé Telemaque, French painter and visual artist of Haitian origin
Herve Telemaque (born on 5 November, 1937, in Port-au-Prince), is an extremely renowned Haitian painter and graphic artist and one of the first to present figurative Pop art in France, where he has lived and worked ever since 1961. Herve left Haiti for New York in 1957 during the beginning of Duvalier regime and got himself enrolled at the Art Student's League until 1960. He is a French painter, visual artist associated with the current of the narrative figuration. His earlier paintings, during his stay in the United States, were influenced by 'Abstract Expressionism'. However, since 1959, his painting started anchoring reality, a noticeable shift from the ' Abstractism '. In 1961, he shifted to Paris and took part in the movement of "Narrative Figuration". In spite of the greater distance from his homeland, he has always remained closer to the Francophone culture.
Télémaque has been exhibiting since 1964 and has participated in more than hundred shows worldwide. In 2006, he was awarded the Chevalier (Knight) Legion of Honor in France. In 1998, he was commissioned for designing the commemorating stamp on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of slavery's abolition. His paintings have been exhibited in France, South Africa, Spain, the USA and in many prestigious venues like the Louvre in Paris, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Grand Palais in Paris, the IVAM in Valencia, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Musée d' Art Moderne of Paris. He was present in the first Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennial.
Since 1968, he started creating object assemblages, charcoal drawings and collages, depicting current events and issues, like situations in Haiti or Africa, voodoo and sexuality, etc. In 1973, for the first time, he came back to his homeland Haiti to recharge his imagination. In the 2000s, he returned to his African heritage to invoke "negritude"(a consciousness of and pride in the cultural and physical aspects of the African heritage) in his art. In 2010 following the killer earthquake, he organized the auction "Haiti Action Artist" on own patronage with an objective to restore the creative talents in Haiti.
Here is a picture of sculptor and painter, Ludovic Booz who was born on June 16, 1940 in Aquin.
Ludovic Booz (Born June 16, 1940 - Died February 2, 2015) was a Haitian painter and sculptor who sculpted bronze busts of several Haitian presidents. Some of his works have been exhibited in France, Suriname and Israel. This gifted artist had worked under Antonio Joseph at the "Centre D'Art, and around 1960 he studied at the academy of fine Arts. In a note of deepest heartfelt sympathy to his departed soul, the Haitian National Pantheon Museum (MUPANAH) mourned his departure as a great loss to the Haitian culture. On this occasion at MUPANAH, the Director General of the Pantheon Michèle G. Frisch recalled some of his remarkable creations like 'Arms', 'Indien Inconnu', the busts of Dumarsais Estimé at Port-au-Prince, Hector Hyppolite to Pont Morin and Magloire Ambroise on the place of Jacmel.
Painting from Hector Hyppolite
So prolific was the work of the Haitian painter Hector Hyppolite, he was awarded with his own year (2008-2009) by the Government of Haiti. Born in Saint-Marc in 1894, Hyppolite spent his early adult years as a house painter and shoe maker. His love of art soon had him venturing, untrained, into the world of fine art painting. Known today as the foremost Haitian painter, and a master of "naïve" art, it is no wonder he is so held as a national treasure.
The government in 2008 issued the decree that between June that year and June 2009 would be Hector Hyppolite Year, to commemorate his great influence on the world of art.
Here is a painting of Haitian Artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre as he painted Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans.
A freed Haitian slave, Henriette Delille's work has been honored with a painting hanging in the Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse in New Orleans, she founded.
Delille dedicated herself to ministering to the sick and poor, providing an education to them, especially blacks.
Haitian artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre succeeded, according to Sister Jupiter, to define ". . . her spirit, her ministry, and the culture of the city she ministered to"
The Catholic Church is considering Delille for canonization, the first African-American honored.
Leaving his lifelong dream of being a politician behind, Port-au-Prince artist Romel Jean Pierre took his first steps into the art world after witnessing an art show organized by members of the Atis-Rezistans. He would later join the division of the Atis-Rezistans for the young, Timoun-Rezistans, where he developed and honed his skills.
To date, Romel Jean Pierre has created a video-graphic media piece entitled Tele Ghetto Haiti, had showings at ENARTS as part of the Transcultural Contemporary Arts Forum, at Delmas City Hall, for April's Europe Week, and in Quinzaine of the Francophones.
This is the picture of the Haitian artist Frankétienne.
Frankétienne was born under the name of Franck Étienne on April 12, 1936. He is from a small town called Ravine-Sèche in Haiti. Franketienne is a well accomplished artist; he is an author, poet, playwright, musician and painter.
As a Creole language writer, he has written in both French and Haitian creole.
Franketienne was a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 2009.
Just looking at a picture like this one of Wanito performing a song in this new album Biografi Mwen would give you the impression that this guy is inspired and transformed when singing. It appears to me that Wanito puts all he got in every performance, every song. From what I come from, this is called a true artist.
I love this guy and i believe that he is going a long way.
The talented Wanito was at the University of Massachussetts where he was performing in front of a crowd of student in May 2011.
His musics that are included in this latest album Biografi Mwen touches on everything. Wanito sings a lot about his frustrations with the living conditin in the slums of Haiti. In one of his songs, he also talked about his situation about an unplanned pregnancy
Wanito is a new force in Haitian music. His music is likely to impact thousands.
I want to become just like all the fans of Wanito who are screaming mwen vle parenn. This is what the artist has to deal with every time is in public or is recognized by one of his followers.
Putting everything easde, Wanito is a very talented artist. His lyrics are very strong and powerful. These messages touch people heart and also remind you of the past.
You are an inspiration Wanito to many. Your voice is ours telling the society how we feel