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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These groups have been plain and simple excluded of the festivities just because in recent years the
committees have never taken their responsibilities in limiting the
number of DJs and the quantity of speakers and amps that these guys
can put on a stand. The main actors ( the bann a pyes ) cannot compete
against the cacophony on Champs de Mars. Even some lesser equipped
musical floats are drowned by these "DJs".


I totally agree with what Fabrice said. This was very apparent last year. The speakers on the stands were too loud.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrice,

great input indeed! You've touched on two things that I have complained about in here already.

1.- How ridiculous it is for bands to wait a week prior to Kanaval date to release their merengue. No matter what their non sense reasons could be.

2.-I've alluded to the lack of creativity I noticed this year in most Kanaval produced this year with the exception of a very few.

I felt that you feel the same way in your observation here. Can you give us your professional assessment as to what else should this be attributed to?

Is it lack of inspiration? Or simply because bands are waiting way too late to start working on their merengue; thus, not enough time to fine tune, tweak and turn their merengue into final products.

Now if any of that is true or false, can you share with us how early did you use to prepare your merengue and other tips about what use to drive your focus?

Thanks for addressing these concerns!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: FABRICE ROUZIER'S URGENT WARNING ABOUT CARNAVAL IN HAITI Reply with quote

kompamagazine wrote:
This is PART 2 of our chat with FABRICE ROUZIER. This one is more of an URGENT WARNING to carnaval observers in Haiti and abroad.
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FABRICE ROUZIER: "Kanaval has turned into a contest of decibels and not a celebration of Haitian creativity. The bands with the loudest speakers generally "kraze beton an" and not necessarily the bands with the best songs and performances. Kanaval was in its core primarily designed by and for colorful street bands " bann a pye". These groups have been plain and simple excluded of the festivities just because in recent years the
committees have never taken their responsibilities in limiting the
number of DJs and the quantity of speakers and amps that these guys
can put on a stand. The main actors ( the bann a pyes ) cannot compete
against the cacophony on Champs de Mars. Even some lesser equipped
musical floats are drowned by these "DJs".

I have suggested for a long time, among many other things, that :

A) A permanent committee be created with the political will and power
to put a cap on sound ( both on stands and on the floats )among other
things as it is done in Miami, NY or Boston. This would make the
floats' budgets much less and would allow musicians to make money. <
I am dreaming right?

B) All the bands that wish to take part be bound to a specific date to
present their meringue. No explanations needed...< Leu Ti Poul fe dan???

C) The committee treat kanaval as an income generating event by
securing broadcast rights and royalties for musicians and for
themselves and not as a government expense or a "fourré main" for a
select few.< When pigs fly...right????

Maybe we are all tired of preaching in a desert.

This year i'll skip as i'll be in Miami mixing Belo's next album with
Andy Barrow.

Cheers + Happy and Safe Kanaval,

Fabrice


Mwen dakor avek sa ou di an Frabrice. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FABRICE MADE A VERY GOOD POINT
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good point Fabrice, I wonder a lot of things can happen if other musicians are willing to take a stand.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ki ban'n litterature sa yo Frabrice ap bay la.....se yesterday Frabrice leve and li realize se haitain li ye...... Rolling Eyes Idea

You should know mon frere ke Haitain pap jamais change......nap reste jean nous ye an.....until the end of times...... Cool

Nous se on bon ti peuple men nous chage ak issues se deal ak Haitain jean yo ye an..pa pedi temp ak koze konsey....you dont like eskivel like you doing.........ak sa.....Ou pap fais ke.... Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: Re: FABRICE ROUZIER'S URGENT WARNING ABOUT CARNAVAL IN HAITI Reply with quote

kompamagazine wrote:
This is PART 2 of our chat with FABRICE ROUZIER. This one is more of an URGENT WARNING to carnaval observers in Haiti and abroad.
____________________________________________________________

FABRICE ROUZIER: "Kanaval has turned into a contest of decibels and not a celebration of Haitian creativity. The bands with the loudest speakers generally "kraze beton an" and not necessarily the bands with the best songs and performances. Kanaval was in its core primarily designed by and for colorful street bands " bann a pye". These groups have been plain and simple excluded of the festivities just because in recent years the
committees have never taken their responsibilities in limiting the
number of DJs and the quantity of speakers and amps that these guys
can put on a stand. The main actors ( the bann a pyes ) cannot compete
against the cacophony on Champs de Mars. Even some lesser equipped
musical floats are drowned by these "DJs".

I have suggested for a long time, among many other things, that :

A) A permanent committee be created with the political will and power
to put a cap on sound ( both on stands and on the floats )among other
things as it is done in Miami, NY or Boston. This would make the
floats' budgets much less and would allow musicians to make money. <
I am dreaming right?

B) All the bands that wish to take part be bound to a specific date to
present their meringue. No explanations needed...< Leu Ti Poul fe dan???

C) The committee treat kanaval as an income generating event by
securing broadcast rights and royalties for musicians and for
themselves and not as a government expense or a "fourré main" for a
select few.< When pigs fly...right????

Maybe we are all tired of preaching in a desert.

This year i'll skip as i'll be in Miami mixing Belo's next album with
Andy Barrow.

Cheers + Happy and Safe Kanaval,

Fabrice


nothing else to add to that ecxept ...AMEN.

I'm feeling fabrice... especially the thi ngs about the deadline for carnival songs, which I suggested before.
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