One of Haiti's top comedians, Kako Bourjolly with a popular show Kako's Bingo Night, is one of the most popular Haitian actors on the comedy-club scene today.
He has been performing as a comedian for the last 20 years. He founded a comedy group troupe with three other comedians and in every public presentation, they performed at sold out.
By the time he had decided to devote all his time to comedy, Kako the demand for his presence at various show was in high gear
Kako Bourjolly admitted that the secret to his success in comedy is the amount of time he devotes in preparation. As he said in an interview recently, "you cannot expect to be consistently funny unless you put the time and effort into it.
Here is a picture of Haitian Comedian, Se Joe.
According to Se Joe (born 1987), he occupies some more space in this world than as a comedian. He is a creator, a producer of entertainment and an educator. He calls himself 'the Haitian Eddie Murphy'. Collectively, he has more than 70,000 followers on his social media channels. He is a funny man with a mission to help Haiti. He was born in Brooklyn, but was raised in Haiti, because his mother wanted him to learn his true identity as a Haitian, as a black people and as a human being. He is more concerned about his own generation because people of other generations think and behave much differently. To maintain his creative flow, he sometime smokes marijuana and that's a fun for him too.
The procession which departed from the gymnasium Vincent had marched through the streets of the capital to reach the Kiosk Occyde Jeanty (Champ de Mars) where everything was set for the beginning of gala cultural event of the Caribbean. The ten day program was scheduled to be held simultaneously in 5 different Haitian cities: Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Les Cayes, Gonaives and Cap-Haitien. Earlier, the organizing committee had unveiled their official program of activities (which is a total of about 150 events and performances) for each city. The theme of CARIFESTA XII was 'Our Roots, Our Culture and Our Common Future.'
The Haitian President who was present in the opening ceremony has said he was very pleased to see that CARIFESTA XII is happening in Haiti. He expressed his gratitude to the CARICOM Secretary General and the members of the CARICOM States for helping to make it happen. President Desi Bouterse of Suriname, the host of CARIFESTA XI in 2013, has passed the CARIFESTA Baton to President Michel Martelly of Haiti, Host of CARIFESTA XII, 2015. From Saturday (August 22) onwards there was an exhibition "Shared Memories" at the Haitian National Museum (MUPANAH) and the opening of the Grand Market in Champ de Mars.
On Friday, August 21, the streets of Port-au-Prince were crowded with thousands of Haitians. People were standing on the streets to witness the official start of CARIFESTA XII. The event began with the arrival of the participants from twenty two nations; they arrived in Haitian traditional vehicles, 'tap-taps'. They paraded on the streets in their traditional national dresses. It was a scene of pure excitement; the foreigners were all wearing costumes of vibrant colours-- Haiti in their pride and glory; Barbados was in a Kadooment theme; Guyana in its masquerade theme, full with band and dancers and Trinidad in their bright red, black and white with make-up and costumes. The two hour long parade on the streets of the Haitian capital virtually exploded into a cultural concert that all of the French-speaking nation can be proud of. Ms. Nicolette Henry, the Minister of Education, Guyana, has revealed that since Guyana has a rich legacy to upkeep in regards to the CARIFESTA, its government has sanctioned $65 million for its representing team. The dancers and musicians from Guyana did enrich the atmosphere of CARIFESTA XII with their typical music rooted in ethnic heritage under their theme, 'Rites and Rhythms of Guyana.'
Here is a picture of the inside of Ciné théâtre Triomphe set for inauguration on May 18, 2015. After so many years in the waiting, it looks like it will finally happen. The population around Port-au-Prince will finally have a comfortable place where they can go to the movies.
What do you think? do you think more movie theaters should be built?
The Movie theater 'Ciné théâtre Triomphe', acquired by the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) will reopen in may 18, 2015, after a complete rehabilitation work at a cost of US$7 million, including the cost of additional land purchased in the adjacent space. The Cine Triomphe was one of the major cinemas in Port-au-Prince. Since closing in 1988, it has been used as a warehouse until it was taken by the State in late 2008 and the rehabilitation started in December 2012. The théâtre Triomphe will finally be inaugurated for the Haitian moviegoers on May 18, 2015 after being postponed in August 2014, due to parking problems. The multiplex has been designed to accommodate state of the art performances for dance, theater, concert, film projections. Two rooms of the new theatre will accommodate 450 and 300 people and a stage that can accommodate at least fifty artists. A third room has been equipped to host conferences, meetings, seminars and forums. The first two rooms will have unique theater systems-- HD Digital, screen of 12m x 6.5m mounted on removable frames (first in Haiti); a professional digital audio system separate of cinema audio system and an automated lighting system.
Here is a picture of haitian super star, Alan Cave. In February, 2015 he was assaulted by Carlito Corvil
The outpouring of support for the Caves and disgrace at Corvil has been many and vocal. Atis Tet Asanm (United Artists) has issued a statement saying that they will not put up with violence being inflicted upon a member of the Haitian music industry. The informal group said they would challenge this and all forms of aggression against their community. The statement, issued the day after the brutal assault, was signed by the group's members, which includes acts such as Djakout #1, Carimi, Kreyol La, T-Vice and others.
The altercation is said to have come about after a performance given by Cave for the promoter. It is said that an inebriated Cave was upset about not being fully paid and at some point pushed Carlito in frustration. From that, the tension escalated with Carlito punching Cave to the ground, after which Corvil's son proceeded to kick Cave while he was down. The members of the Haitian music fraternity seem particularly incensed because the promoter is infamous for not fully paying musicians after they have performed. Cave has since filed an official police report about the matter.
The Haitian music fraternity in the United States and the rest of the diaspora have reached out in outrage to the family of singer Alan Cave, cousin of Carimi band leader Richard Cave, who was brutally assaulted on Saturday, February 28 after an altercation with producer and HMI promoter Carlito Corvil. From the assault, in which he was reportedly kicked multiple times, Cave sustained several injuries and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment.
First-Time Haitian Director Jimmy Jean-Louis goes Nollywood
Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis's first outing as a director is with his 55-minute documentary short, "Jimmy Goes to Nollywood". Nollywood is Nigeria's film industry that is second only to Bollywood in number of film productions each year.
Jimmy's camera crew follows him around as he visits film production centers like Ghana and Nigeria, revealing his experiences interacting with African actors and directors.
Louis's film features American black actor Isaiah Washington, and Leila Djansi, Kareem Kae Kazim, Majid Michel, Ayuko Babu, and O.C. Ukeje.
September 24, 2014 marked a new part of Haitian history when the first staging of the The Vagina Monologues in French and Kreyol was put on by the Theatre Atelier Ecolosion. Under the leadership of Florence Jean-Louis, the event featured the talented performers giving discussions on the sexuality of women and their desires.
The event was hosted by the One Billion Rising for Revolution movement, and the audience consisted of parliament members and feminist supporters. Following the performance, a discussion on the legal reform of the domestic violence law took place.