The Haitian rara music has become truely international. Due to its popularity, efforts have been made to make it even more popular by teaching the young Haitian the Rara music.
'Rara music' is one form of traditional Haitian festival music that takes place throughout the Easter Week and is performed mainly in street processions. Its songs are sung in Kreyòl that speaks about the African ancestry of the Afro-Haïtian masses and it blends the Voodoo and Christian influences with rhythms. To preserve this form of traditional culture, Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami has created 'Rara Institute' where the teens can learn to make and play traditional Rara instruments in a formal classroom setting. Rara musical instruments generally consist of a set of cylindrical bamboo trumpets called vaksen (sometimes made of metal pipes), güiros or güiras (a percussion instrument), maracas, drums, and metal bells. Their summer workshop that culminated with the Haitian Heritage Festival in May 2015 is the start of a long-term program to incorporate Rara and other traditional Haitian music.
Haiti has been bestowed with a very great honor. Its native son, Jean Jean Roosevelt, won the Gold Medal at the seventh Games of La Francophonie, outperforming 18 other competitors in the song competition
Josette Darguste, Minster of Culture, thanked the competition judges for choosing Haiti's representative for the special recognition.
President Martelly told the media Roosevelt's triumph in Nice, France, came about through his belief in his own talent.
Olivier Martelly seems to be following the family unbroken tradition by following his father's footsteps in music.
The family has been involved in politic recently with the father, Michel Martelly elected for President of Haiti for five years.
Not too long ago, the children of the current president, Olivier Martelly,Sandro, Yani and Malaika Martelly got togetter to sing a song together
Other issue related to the presidential family is that accusation agains the First Lady, Sophia Martelly and Olivier Martelly on the use of public fundsb, accusation made by attorney, Newton Saint-Juste
Here is the latest hit song released by Daan Junior. Ma place - clip vidéo 2013.
This Video Clip received positive review due to the quality. it is professional work.
The song was released on May 18, 2013 and the artist is encouraging everyone to go and purchase the album to support the effort.
During the same period, Daan junior released another music video with Fabiola Shyne. This music video was also professionally made.
Daan Junior showed great passion for singing and music at a very early age. He moved to France and attend High school at Jule Ferry in Paris, France. His influence in music include stars such as Lionel Richi, Michael Jackson, Andrea Bolcheni, Tina Turner, R-Kelly, Lucky Dube, Alan Cave, and Kassav.
His biggest success came with the release of the album entitled "Di'm sa ou vle" (tell me what you want) which the song titled "A'vew" (With you) dominated the music charts.
One Haitian singer that is unique in the way he imposes himself is Jude Jean.
His voice is charming as well as imposing. he is very talented singer and musician. Beginning with the musical group K-Dans in 2000, Jude Jean worked with other great singers such as Carlo Vieux and Richard Cave. However, Carlo and Richard moved New York later and formed the successful band CaRiMi.
With the band, Jude Jean released several hit albums that actually gave him the international recognition that he now enjoys
Here is a picture of the musician Ralph Condé. He has a long history of playing music. This is a passion that Ralph Conde acquired since he was a child. Owning his first guitar at the age of 7, he started learning to play and dreamed to become a superstar. While growing up in Haiti, Ralph Condé was exposed to a variety of guitar players. However, he was mainly influenced by people like Jimmy Hendrix, Georges Benson,Lee Retenour,Steve Vai and some Kompa musicians from Haiti.
This is a picture of Rapper, Jean Marc Andre, Da Marco, left Barikad Crew.
He announced that he had left Barikad to join Master Sun
Da Marco made the announcement at a concert where he informed his fans that he is no longer a member of Barikad Crew. He went on detail to say that his former bandmates are very jealous of him, due to his musical success
Tifane is back with her new music albumThe album includes songs such as Ayiti Ap Chante, Vin Montre m, Regle Zafè w, Souke Sa express positivity.
Her style remains original. She continues to be a force in Haiti involved in many social movements. Tifane has all it takes to surbive and succeed in this competitive world of music in Haiti
Here is a picture of the legendary guitar player, Dadou Pasquet. He is the maestro of the Haitian group magnum band. A former musician of the group Tabou Combo, Dadou Pasquet started playing with Tropical band when he was only 13 years old. In the 1970's, he established himself as one of the greatest guitarists in Haitian music history.
He later decided to create Magnum Band with the slogan "La Seule Difference". Magnum has a unique sound which continues to be enjoyed by its audiences.
Magnum Band has represented Haiti in several parts of the world, including in the 1996 Olympic Games in Georgia.
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