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Haiti’s First Lady of Rap, and Hip Hop Kreyol?

Eunide Edouarin—the Haiti-based rapper more popularly known as Princess Eud—doesn’t like to do interviews. “When I’m being interviewed,” the raptress contends, “I have so many things going on my head at the same time that I sometimes answer questions they never asked me, and I’m kinda...

Vanessa Nina, Miami-based Haitian-American Model

As a teenager wanting to pursue professional modeling (and having done more than a half a dozenphoto shoots), Vanessa Nina went to a casting for a reality show, and disappointment set in. She was not among those selected. But the almond-eyed petite teen did not get discouraged. She need...

An Interview With Haitian Singer Misty Jean

When it comes to contemporary Haitian female singers, none are hotter than Misty Jean. Says Boston-based disc jockey DJ Super Duke of BelMizik FM, “Before Misty Jean, the market wasn’t as well-balanced. There were other female singers but not an official diva like Misty.” The petite and curvy singer...

Lenelle Moïse: An Interview with the Playwright

Lenelle Moïse can trace her origins as an artist as early as the fifth grade. The multi-hyphenated artist who writes, records and paints, was asked by her friend Atisha to write a love poem for a guy she was dating. Mother Moise stumbled upon the torrid love letter...

Patrick Charles: The Haitian-American Drummer Speaks

Patrick Charles is not your average drummer, if there is one. The Haiti-born, New Jersey-raised, Los Angeles-residing drummer has worked with every major musician on the jazz music scene: from diva Anita Baker to jazz great Everette Harper, among others. As Charles played with major players in...

Lee Holdridge: An Interview with the Composer

The next time you watch the award-winning TV series Beauty and the Beast, the romantic comedy Splash, The Tuskeegee Airmen movie, here is some trivia to keep in mind: the composer who contributed to their respective scores, is someone who holds Haiti close to his heart. Born in...

And Her Name Shall Be Called Marie-Christine: An Interview

Canadian rock star Corey Hart knew that he had someone special on his hand when he was introduced to singer Marie-Christine. The green-eyed, Canadian-born daughter of Haitian parents had what it took to be a big star. “She is unique because she incorporates so many varied musical influences to...

J.Philippe, a Raptress on the Rise: An Interview

J.Philippe, a Raptress on the Rise: An Interview

Haiti’s Rocker Yohann Doré: The Interview

Ayiti Men Rock, is the culmination of rocker Yohann Doré’s childhood love affair with rock. A love affair that had obstacles and thorns in its path, no doubt since Haiti’s official musical genre is konpa. But at this point, the Rock-Yohann love affair, is at the love triumpheth...

Jazz Giant Alix “Buyu” Ambroise Jr., on His Life, Career and the Haitian Influence on American Music

The legendary Alix “Buyu” Ambroise Jr’s journey has been different to say the least. It took him from Port-au-Prince, Haiti—where he was born into one of Haiti’s aristocratic families—to Africa, and then New York, where he currently resides. During Ambroise’s early years, he found himself inspired by the music...