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Black Sea-Maid
By Yvan Jean-Pierre

The smile in your face this morning
Shines like a Tropical sun
That looms over the haze in the predawn.
Behold! Are you aware of it?

My goodness! I will be a happy man
In a loincloth dressing
If you let me see it glowing again
Upon your sensuous lips tonight
O Black Sea-maid of the Isles!

One man helps make a difference in Haiti

The Miami native first saw the impoverished nation in 1980. He was a young man in the Navy, more interested in partying than charity work. Yet even then, the poverty and hopelessness of the tiny country made an impression.

I sent a postcard to my wife; I still have it. I wrote: `I can`t wait to get home. This is the saddest place I`ve ever seen in my life,” Shelnutt recalled.

More than two decades later, the situation is much worse. There is no longer a U.S. military presence in Haiti. Tourism, which used to be a boost to the country`s economy, is almost nonexistent.

The people are poorer and hungrier, and the AIDS rate is skyrocketing. One in every five Haitian children dies of malnutrition, dehydration or diarrhea. More than 80 percent of the country`s population live below the poverty level. More than half of Haiti`s residents are illiterate. Orphans are everywhere.

Shelnutt, too, has changed. He`s now a Baptist preacher who runs a home for people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions in Mississippi. And now, even though Haiti is still a “sad” place, Shelnutt lives for his biannual visits. He can`t wait for the opportunity to see the orphans he has helped find a home for and rescue others from the streets of Port-au-Prince.

Djakout Mizik

Since Djakout Mizik’s formation in mid 80’s, the band has hammed it up on-stage at “Concoure American Airlines”; with a high profile, all-stars line up that included session musicians Claude Marcelin, Clement “Keke” Belizaire, Frabrise Rouzier, Dominique Lorture. These guys got an instant appeal in tandem with the Widmaire Brothers (Zekle), and Jacqueline Denis when they released the truly first mega hit of Nu-Genration Konpa “Encore”. “Encore” started frenzy in Haiti and became a club and dance hit in the late 80’s. As the late Felix Lamy, a Haitian radio and music icon, from Radio National once said that “record set the precedent for a new era in Konpa music”.

The band changed its direction in the early 90’s and became more stable as a live band. Under the leadership of Claude Marscelin, Djakout Mizik welcomed a newer generation of musicians; which included lead singer Gracia Delva (1993), Auguste Duverger(Pouchon), keyboard players David Dupoux( now a member of konpa Kreyol), and Ezzer Charlemagne(Ti Ti Pouche). Shortly after this change, the band released its debut album ” Deux Double”. The self-title song “Deux Double” became Djakout first top ten hit in Haiti, and this set the stage for Djakout Mizik’s remarkable string of consecutive hits. Djakout real break through came in 1999 with the release of their second album entitled ” Moso Lanmou “, Ma seule Folie a brilliant song that was quintessentially “Nouvelle Konpa” at its best.

In June 2001 under the label Antilles Mizik, Djakout Mizik released its third album ” Septieme Ciel”, which featured the now classic hit songs ” Sam fe ou”, “Naje pou soti”, among others. ” Septieme Ciel’ was one of the album nominated as album of the Year at the 2002 Haitian Music Award. Although Claude Marscelin is no longer part of Djakout Mizik (now a member of the group Passion Du Canada), his legacy & presence will forever be still felt within the band.

With the release of their 4th album ” La Familia” and an ever-increasing fan base, Djakout Mizik has proven once again that they belong to konpa’s royal league. Invariably aesthetic and elegant, “La Familia” is perhaps Djakout Mizik finest album to date. The melodies are soft yet lively and the lyrics on the album make this a feast for the senses. ” La Familia” kicks off with the ear & heart throbbing song ” Fruit De La Passion”, written by Dominique Lorture. The lyrics in this song make us aware that these konpa songs are just not spontaneously put together to fill a void in a compact disc. As a group, Djakout Mizik demonstrates tremendous chemistry that’s apparent throughout the album, particularly with the romantic ballad ” tendresse”; a remarkably aesthetic song with clean articulation. Overall the songs are well arranged, but the album could have avoided some of the English slam utilize in certain songs. If you are a true music lover, it’s certainly worthwhile having this album in your music collection.

Recently Djakout Mizik’s profile has never been higher. The band is attracting large audiences of all ages throughout Haiti and abroad. Djakout is currently on a USA , where they will be appearing with System & NU-Look in Florida. In Haiti Djakout regularly plays on Sundays at “Le Regency”, 43 RUE MAGNY, PETION VILLE.

The Nature of Creativity

Finding the balance between potential and functional creativity. The human organism as a living entity is perpetually involved in thinking, resolving clashes, deciding, choosing and creating. The impulse to create is within us all and if fostered under ideal conditions and circumstances the potential for growth is enormous. All of us are actively involved in the creative process, whether in architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry, music and many other fields such as sciences and mathematics.

Each individual is a potential creator. I would like to clarify that although each one of us has the potential to create, there is a difference between potential and functional creativeness. This implies that if nurtured and guided, a higher creative level may be attained. Unfortunately, not everybody’s creativeness has been developed so that it can properly function. We can therefore distinguish between the potential and the functional creativeness. The potential creativeness, one may have and not be aware of it. In the process of maturation or learning, it may have been neglected, inhibited or buried. Potentially one may be a creator but his creativeness can’t function. It is quite clear that there is a tremendous range in the creativeness in people.

Some people inherently or by their early influences have much greater potential creativeness than others, finding balance in reaching both is the object of everyone’s search. It has been said of poetry that it is good when words are arranged in their best order. What of painting? In evaluating the individual’s effort to portray, display and share his emotions on canvas, as art lovers we observe. As observers, listeners, readers and collections we hope to explore in the future the creative process behind artists, writers, musicians, poets and leaders in our community and elsewhere.

Heritage Konpa Magazine, using an innovative approach will offer a forum to readers bridging the gap between all people. I look forward to bringing you each month insights into the mind of artists, ”music makers”, and community personalities. I will walk you through art exhibits, book reviews, parties and discussions. Our heritage and culture as Haitians and Haitian-Americans are worth exploring. Would you join me? 

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