Saturday, March 30, 2013

CD 'Varietes Tropicales' Released by 'Ecole de Musique Dessaix-Baptiste' in Jacmel, Haiti

Aline BATARD writes from Haiti:


A meeting with Secours Populaire, colored by Variétés Tropicales!
The group Popular Aid of Haute Vienne in France has been an im-portant partner of the Dessaix-Baptiste school for the past three years. After their visit to the school last year, we had the idea of producing a CD. And from idea to reality . . . was only a step. Well, actually, a series of steps. Planning for the CD, selecting the groups that would participate and then the reper-toire, organizing rehearsals and recording sessions, putting together the CD booklet (beautifully illustrated with a painting by the Jacmelienne artist Rose-Marie Lamour whom we warmly thank), and so on.

And, here we are! A delegation of the Popular Aid group has come to Jacmel with the CDs in hand. A CD in which the work of the school is illustrated through the presentation of three groups: The Hugues Leroy Jazz Ensemble, Jazzy Blue and Kwi d’Or. Three groups with distinct but com-plementary musical characteristics and colors, mixed together to produce a CD that we invite you to discover as soon as possible!

The CD is available at the Dessaix-Baptiste Music School in Jacmel and is available in France on the website of the Popular Aid group:

What a wonderful way to support the projects of the music school!
We offer an immense thanks to Popular Aid for their continued support of and confidence in the music school!

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