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Kriz Rara little Haiti Miami Florida

Kriz Rara little Haiti Miami Florida

Here is a picture Kriz Rara in the streets of little Haiti in Miami Florida.

Kriz Rara Rev Nou Inc. Celebrates Haitian Culture

Kriz Rara Rev Nou, Inc is a Haitian Marching Roots Band that is trending in Little Haiti, Florida, begun one year ago. Kriz Rara, every Saturday night at eight or nine, makes a processional around Little Haiti, playing Haitian folk music.

During the march the band of 13 makes several Salutations to acknowledge the neighborhoods. The parade lasts two hours and 200-plus people have joined the party by the end, where they join a hanging out session.

People Experience High Spirits Traveling with Kriz Rara Rev Nou Inc.

Kriz Rara Rev Nou Inc. is a marching band that has become a Saturday night institution in Little Haiti.

The march/dance starts at Baz for a safe journey. More marchers join as the procession goes block-to-block, and refreshments are available along the way.

The march ends at Baz again where participants are encouraged to hang out, but you need to reserve a chair for the Trip as it is called.

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Rara Lakay in little Haiti Miami Florida

Rara Lakay in little Haiti Miami Florida

Here is a picture of the famous Haitian musical band Rara Lakay in little Haiti Miami Florida.

Big Night in Little Haiti is held every third Friday of each month. November's theme was Haitian Roots, part of an eight-day festival, the 31st Miami Book Fair International, hosted by Miami-Dade College's Center for Writing and Literature.

BNLH introduced Lakou Mizik to American audiences. The concert was a pastiche of music styles, influential musicians, and timely social issues, but also traditional music, reinvented for today's audiences. Lakou Mizik has recording spaces in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel.

Rara Music Embodies the Haitian Spirit

Rara, the latest genre of Haitian music, is an electronic dance music format. It is percussion-based using petwo drum rhythms from Africa. Tin horns and cylindrical bamboo trumpets round out the Rara sound.

A popular Rara group called Rara Lakay leads dancers through Little Miami streets during Lent. Other times they hold private events at homes.

The lively Rara sound emerged in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, symbolic of the resiliency of the Haitian spirit.

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Luck Mervil charged with sexual assault and sexual touching of a minor

Luck Mervil charged with sexual assault and sexual touching of a minor

Here is a picture of the Haitian singer Luck Mervil with an international reputation. The singer is currently in a lot of problem with the law. Mervil has been charged with sexual assault and sexual touching of a minor.

Luck Mervil Out of Luck with Sexual Battery Charge

Luck Mervil, a well-known Haitian-Quebec musician, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a minor back in the 90s. He did not show up in court to answer charges, letting his attorney speak for him. He is being charged on one count of sexual touching, and one count of sexual assault on an adolescent.

Mervil's career has included the release of several CDs, film and TV work, music composing, and stints as a game show host.

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The Creole Choir of Cuba celebrate the history of their Haitian descendants

The Creole Choir of Cuba celebrate the history of their Haitian descendants

Here is a picture of the famous group by the name of Creole Choir of Cuba. They are Cubans of Haitian descendant comprised of: Rogelio Torriente, Fidel Miranda, Teresita Miranda, Marcelo Luis, Dalio Vital, Emilia Diaz Chavez, Yordanka Fajardo, Irian Montejo, Marina Fernandes and Yara Diaz..

For decades, thousand of Haitians fled to the isles of nearby Cuba, and today the seeds have borne musical fruit. The Creole Choir of Cuba is made up of 10 members who are more than eager to show off their Creole and Haitian heritage. The passion for Haitian sounds was kicked into gear when, in 1996, they visited the neighboring country to take in their first Haitian festival. Since then they have been infusing their cuban ancestral beats with those of the country of their descendants.

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Trendsetters Ti Kabzy Shoot for the Moon

Trendsetters Ti Kabzy Shoot for the Moon

Ti Kabzy is a lively and energetic quartet of new generation Konpa musicians that arrived on the music scene in 1989 in Montreal.

Competent in several Caribbean music styles, they have also experimented with rock, hip-hop, and country genres.

Ahead of the curve, Ti Kabzy is poised to explode internationally, and their mastery of both Caribbean and American pop music styles has set the stage for them to become globally recognized in the music world's Whose Who.

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Tony Moise Leaves His Mark on Mini-Jazz

Tony Moise Leaves His Mark on Mini-Jazz

Mini-Jazz innovator Tony Moïse's sudden death from heart problems has stunned the Haitian government. Culture Minister Darguste said Moïse's passing leaves a void in Compás music.

Moïse studied classical music at Petion Louverture and became a student of Gerard Alvarez, who taught him musicianship.

Moïse learned both guitar and saxophone, and was instrumental in the Mini-Jazz movement of the 60s and 70s. He co-founded the group Shleu-Shleu and released nearly three dozen recordings in almost four decades.

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Brutus, Reginald Cange, Richie,Nikenson Prud'Homme, Zenglen

Brutus, Reginald Cange, Richie,Nikenson Prud'Homme, Zenglen

The entire group was there. The Haitian music band Zenglen was produced many stars and many who are now doing well should thank someone like Richie. In this picture, we were able to capture some of those who graduated successfully in the training that Zenglen has been providing for so many.

This includes Brutus, Reginald cange, Richie, Nikenson Prud'Homme, Zenglen

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Les Vikings DHaiti Traveling In Air France

Les Vikings DHaiti Traveling In Air France

The music band Vikings had its on influence shaping Compass genre. They were a guitar mini-jazz combo band type.

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Gashford Guillaume, founding member of Mozayik

Gashford Guillaume, founding member of Mozayik

Gashford Guillaume, one of the founding members of the band Mozayik, has his parents to thank for the influence that has made his band's sound a resounding promise of things to come. Having come from a family with strong musical ties, he picked up the skill from his father and older brothers.

Born to Haitian parents, and still having relatives living in the Caribbean, Guillaume has taken his band there before to perform in the International Jazz Festival held in Port-au-Prince.

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Gifted Haitian-American Jazz Singer Cecile Salvant

Gifted Haitian-American Jazz Singer Cecile Salvant

Haitian-American Cécile Salvant is a jazz singer, whose emergence onto the music scene has created a stir.

She entered the Thelonious Monk jazz-singing competition and won. Later, Salvant released WomanChild. Her CD contains a pastiche of blues standards and Parisian torch songs.

Salvant has an ability to imbue her phraseology with prisms of color. Musicians love her, crafting arrangements that accentuate her voice. And they look forward to watching her mature into one of the great jazz vocalists.

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