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Entertainment

The principal entertainment that we will address in this section are Movies and comedies. There are many talent Haitian individuals performing in there areas. Some of them have reached the international level

Emeline Michelle participating in Festival Kreol 2013 in Seychelles

Emeline Michel in her new Album

A more than accomplished Haitian singer, Emeline Michelle is set to travel to what is considered the Creole capital of the world, the Seychelles. The twain will meet at the biggest festival for Creole music, the 28th edition of Festival Kreol in the Seychelles capital, Victoria.

Since her debut on the music scene, Michelle has taken her good-given talent, discovered in church and molded at the Detroit Jazz Center, to the populous in a series of albums that represent the emotions of the people. She has been able to take part in many jazz festivals in countries like France, the United States and Canada.

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Haitian Singer Jean Michel Daudier Is Dead

Jean Michel Daudier, Singer

Haiti has now one more icon to mourn, one more to miss with the demise of singer/songwriter, Jean Michel Daudier. His death was announced on the morning it occurred, October 14th and it was a blow for the country that had united over the strains of his most popular song, Lem pa we soley la, released in the 1980's.

Jean Michel came into the world in 1957 as the newest member of a family already partial to the arts, filled as it was with poets and musicians. After an older half-brother of his left him his first guitar, broken as it was following a particularly rowdy night, Jean Michel learned to play at the young age of 15.

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Montreal's 2013 International Black Film Festival Celebrates Black Achievement

Danny Glover Honored at Montreal Film Festival

Montreal is holding its ninth International Black Film Festival of 2013. The Festival committee held a media conference to talk about the Festival events.

The main honoree will be Danny Glover, an academy-award nominated actor. He will pick up the 2013 Montreal International Black Film Festival's Humanitarian Award. Involved as an activist, most recently as a supporter for a transit workers' strike in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has made films with some of Hollywood's top actors, among Mel Gibson, Sally Field, and John Malkovich.

Other honorees are Kim Nguyen, an academy-award nominated director, and Josue Lajeunesse, a Haitian-American activist. Lajeunesse came to public awareness in a featured role in "The Philosopher Kings". He has been recognized for his good works in helping Haitians raise their living standards. Aimé Cesaire, co-founder of the Negritude Movement, will also be honored, he would have reached 100.

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The Passing of Mini-Jazz King Tony Moise

Tony Moïse Leaves His Mark on Mini-Jazz

The unexpected death of Mini-Jazz saxophonist, Tony Moïse, shook the government of Haiti. Provisional Culture Minister, Josette Darguste, expressed sentiments of many in the government at his passing.

She said Tony Moïse was a national treasure, an inherent part of Haiti's music evolution. His participation in the Haitian music scene never ebbed, and his use of social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, allowed him to continue reaching out to his fan base, keeping them up-to-date on his recording activities.

Darguste continued praising Moïse as a talent, who would be a hard act to follow. As a result of his exit, the preservation of Mini-Jazz would be hindered, as he was its main exponent.

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Haiti on Ice show finally on

Haiti on Ice show finally on

A definite challenge for Haiti event organizers, Haiti on Ice. A chance meeting at a music festival one year ago brought about one of the few happy spots in Haiti's recent history. From their encounter, tourism minister, Stephanie Villedrouin planted a seed into the head of her new acquaintance, Super Canal Prod. rep, Francois Yrius, and nurtured the idea into fruition. While it was slow to yield, with many postponements and other obstacles, the image of a basketball stadium in Port-au-Prince Haiti being a spot suitable for ice staking to hold Haiti on Ice show, was this year made real.

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Festival of the Sea in Cap-Haitian, Festival De La Mer 2013

Festival of the Sea in Cap-Haitian, 2013

This is the 2nd year that Haiti will host the Festival of the Sea. The ceremony will this year be held at on the boulevard of Cap-Haitien and on the beach of Camp-Louise.

Ms. Dieudonne Luma Etienne who is currently the Director of the Northern Regional Office of the Ministry of Tourism this Wednesday launched the second edition of the Cap-Haitian. Dieudonne Luma was accompanied by other Haitian dignitaries.

The celebrated occasion will take place from 9 to 11 August 2013. The theme for the ceremony will be "Let's keep our beaches clean!"

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Carnival of Flower - First Day - Video Live

Watch the 2013 Carnaval of Flower 2013. The carnival is being provided by two TV stations: Sakapfet and Island TV. From our observation so far, the team of Sakapfet has been providing better pictures and sounds so far.

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Carnival of Flowers 2013, "Yon Ayisyen, Yon pye bwa

Carnival of Flowers 2013,

The Carnival of Flowers held in July 2012 was big success in Haiti and hence, the same will be repeated this year from July 28 through 30. The same leitmotiv "Yon Ayisyen, Yon pye bwa" will be there but with different décor. There will be flowers everywhere from Sylvio Cator Stadium to the Champ de Mars and will pass through Casernes street and Grand-rue. The Ministry of Culture is planning on this great event along with National Police, Secretariat of State for the Public Safety, Ministry of Tourism, the Primature and the Presidency.

Haiti News - Preparation pour le carnaval des Fleurs 2013

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Official reopening of the Haitian State Lottery (LEH)

Oficial reinstatement of Haitian State Lottery

On Tuesday, July 2, the Haitian State Lottery or LEH was officially reinstated by the Haitian state. The primary objective behind the reopening of this gambling regulatory institution was to promote responsible and safe participation in gambling and lottery. The Haitian State Lottery was official reopened on Tuesday by the head of the state, President Michel Martelly. The state agency, Housed Pacot located in Port-au-Prince will be refilling its regulatory administration and function control of gambling industry so that lottery can be sold safely and that Haitians can participate in gambling responsibly.

The Haitian State Lottery was reinstituted after 14 years and on the day of reopening the LEH, President Michel Martelly said that LEH was closed because of socio-political upheaval and that he reopened the LEH because he promised do to so during his election campaign and that he strongly believes that through the implementation of a sound Gambling Management Sector, Haiti can benefit from the positive sides of gambling.

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The Serpent and the Rainbow - Movie about Haitian Zombie

The Serpent and the Rainbow movie

The Serpent and the Rainbow is a horror movie that was directed by Wes Craven in year 1988. The movie was inspired by a book by Wade Davis, which had the same title. Davis was an ethnobotanist from Harvard who investigated Haiti's Voodoo society and found out two drugs that were used for the purpose of zombification. The drugs he identified were used by the Voodoo practitioners to dramatically reduce the metabolic rate of victims which made them appear as if they were dead. The victims were then buried and later they were dug up and revived using herbal brew. The resurrected victims appeared lobotomized.

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