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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:10 pm† †Post subject: FABRICE ROUZIER'S URGENT WARNING ABOUT CARNAVAL IN HAITI! Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:56 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

M'feel FABRICE
BAGAY yo pat ka rete menm jan an... Fòk yo ta evolue Cool
Men èske se on evolusyon ki pozitiv? Là est la question
Sa'k etone'm se l√® DJAZ yo pa menm pran lap√®n respekte T√ąM KANAVAL lan ank√≤... N-e-ways, ann swiv pou'n w√® kote sa ka mennen nou Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:20 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

Kudos to you maestro!!! What you are saying is not impossible to realize at all.....if the musicians make a stand, it will the first step towards organization.

Well said Maestro!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:31 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great idea, but tell him not to spend too much time on it and get back to work on the new Mizik mizik CD. We all know how hard it is to get our people behind any good project such as this one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:35 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

Zafe stands yo vre, se yon tet chaje. Neg yo, se yon konkou y'ap fe pou sa ki ka sonnen pi fo. Epi se yon kakofoni total. This is supposed to be regulated.

I don't even know why they insist so much pou bouyi mizik 17 volim sou Channmas la. That is the jobs of the bands in the "defile". Why don't they take most of the time to give some well thought comments on the different bands performance, for example.

The stands could be used to make our carnival much more colorful. Every single stand might exhibit one unique theme. We have such a rich culture. Se pa chita ap voye mizik monte.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:38 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

ha!!!!! we have a long way to go
se sak fe mwen pa jan-m patisipe nan
kanaval potoprins in my life lage-m nan
peyi-m bands are too busy mezire yonyon
lot, fe dental chek and so on to be worry
about these issues antouka mesi maestro
pou concern ou yo and good luck with Belo.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:53 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

couldn't agree more with the MAESTRO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:11 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said Maestro.

I too believe that these suggestions can be implemented IF musicians/bands who participate truly want carnival in Haiti to move in a more positive and creative direction.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:41 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

Aprè yon 2, 3 k-naval moun te ka kòmanse wè "effet positifs" k-naval Haiti yo, si suggestion sa yo Comite k-naval la te suiv yo!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:10 pm† †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


Amen!!!!!!!!!!! Could not agree more
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