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Haiti: Jacmel VIbrates to the Sound of Jazz: A Memorable Performance of the Acoustic Revival at the Alliance FrançaiseHaïti : Jacmel Jazz Festival 2024
Haiti: Jacmel VIbrates to the Sound of Jazz: A Memorable Performance of the Acoustic Revival at the Alliance Française
Haïti : Jacmel Jazz Festival 2024
  • February 20, 2024
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Haiti: Jacmel VIbrates to the Sound of Jazz: A Memorable Performance of the Acoustic Revival at the Alliance Française

The night of February 17, 2024 will remain engraved in the memories of music lovers in Jacmel, Haiti, thanks to a breathtaking show which took place at the Alliance Française. This remarkable event, part of the prestigious Jacmel Jazz Festival calendar, offered spectators an exceptional musical experience with its Acoustic Revival program.


Haïti : Jacmel Jazz Festival 2024Haïti : Jacmel Jazz Festival 2024

The Acoustic Revival, a series of activities organized by the Jacmel Jazz Festival to celebrate the richness of Haitian music, began with Belo’s haunting song, "Istwa Dwòl," followed by the vibrant "Pòs Machan." These joyful and optimistic compositions resonated in the souls of the audience, inviting them to transcend life’s difficulties and embrace joy, whatever the situation.

Lovers of romantic music were not left out. In a context where socio-political tensions can put a strain on romantic relationships, titles such as “Lanmou Bèl” or “Pran Pasyans” have offered refuge to loving hearts, guiding them towards happiness despite hardships. These captivating ballads allowed couples to escape and refocus on their love, strengthening their bonds and their resilience in the face of adversity.

Haïti : Jacmel Jazz Festival 2024Haïti : Jacmel Jazz Festival 2024

Throughout the cheerful melodies of “Azoukenkeng”, “Miya Miyan” and “Ti Pouchon”, the atmosphere of the Alliance Française was imbued with an aura of happiness and positivity. Jazz fans were carried away by these inspiring compositions, creating an unforgettable musical communion.

The evening ended with the masterful interpretation of “Benita”, an emblematic piece of Haitian music. This track embodies the very essence of the country’s musical culture, delivering a message of optimism and gratitude that resonates deeply in the hearts and minds of those who listen to it.

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In short, the Jacmel Jazz Festival 2024 offered a magical evening at the Alliance Française, where Haitian music, with its captivating mix of rhythms and melodies, was able to touch souls and create lasting memories.

Haïti Music: Haitian artist Rutshelle Guillaume crowned “Best Caribbean Artist” at the Trace Awards & Festival 2023

The international music scene buzzed with excitement on Saturday, October 20, 2023 when talented Haitian singer Rutshelle Guillaume was crowned “Best Caribbean Artist” at the prestigious Trace Awards & Festival 2023, held in Kigali, Rwanda. This award recognizes a remarkable career and a significant contribution to the evolution of Caribbean music. Rutshelle Guillaume is an artist who has captured the hearts of music lovers thanks to her undeniable talent and her numerous quality productions. The Trace Awards & Festival is an event renowned for its promotion of Afrocentric music and culture. It is a platform that celebrates the musical diversity of the Caribbean while highlighting the creativity of the region. Caribbean artists are honored for their exceptional contribution to the enrichment of world music. Rutshelle Guillaume’s victory at this prestigious event is not only a tribute to her talent, but also a recognition of the richness of Caribbean music and its ability to transcend geographical boundaries. The Haitian singer knew how to embody this musical diversity and touched the hearts of many listeners around the world. Her career, marked by memorable titles and collaborations with other talented artists, has made her an ambassador for Caribbean music on an international scale. His commitment to promoting Haitian and Caribbean culture has helped strengthen ties between artists in the region and the rest of the world. Rutshelle Guillaume continues to inspire many emerging artists and show that passion, talent and dedication can lead to extraordinary achievements. His victory at the Trace Awards & Festival 2023 is a well-deserved tribute to his influence and undeniable contribution to Caribbean music. Ultimately, Rutshelle Guillaume’s recognition as "Best Caribbean Artist" at the Trace Awards & Festival 2023 is a reminder of the power of music to unite cultures and celebrate artistic diversity. It is a historic moment for the Haitian artist and a source of pride for the Caribbean as a whole. Rutshelle Guillaume continues to be an inspiration to many artists and music lovers around the world, and her music will live on as a testament to her incredible talent and dedication to her art.

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    Merci infiniment pour cette publication
    Cela restera en mémoire de chaqu’un de le groupe
    Revival Acoustic n’oubliera jamais cette soirée du 17 Février à L’alliance Française de jacmel
    Un remerciement spécial au staff de jacmel jazz Festival pour l’opportunité de faire chanter 🎤 les cœurs ce soir la.

    February 21, 2024 - 02:23:20 PM
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