25 October

Community Outreach: Claude Pierre

Community Outreach: Claude Pierre

The next visitor to the Institute was Claude Pierre, a storied troubadour musician from the hugely famous Haitian big band Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste with hits like “Tchoul No 3″, “Ti Carole”, and “Manman Tyoul La Sou” . His masterclass was integrated into Director Dadi Beaubrun’s “History of Haitian Music” course, and his lecture focused on the divergence of konpa […]

15 October

Community Outreach: Boulo Valcourt

Community Outreach: Boulo Valcourt

Our first community impact event occurred in October, with legendary Haitian musician Boulo Valcourt’s Masterclass and Performance. Boulo was born in Cap-Haitien on February 12, 1946. He began singing and playing guitar at 16 years old. The first group he formed, “Les Copains,” marked a crossroads in Haitian music. At the age of 18 he moved to Canada, […]