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
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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
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.
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.
The Haitian film industry is about to experience a first. An independent, short-feature film, "Addiction", produced by Haitian-American filmmaker, Perri Pierre, is going to be screened for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for the 2014 awards ceremony. AMPAS requires a film to be in release for a two-day, two-screening run to qualify. Pierre and Amis Entertainment are partnering with Laemmle Theatres in Southern California to make that happen.
"Addiction" tells the tale of a substance abuser, who wages war with his drug and alcohol demons, while searching for fulfillment in love. Early reports from industry insiders, who have gotten a first look at the film, say the character study of a young man's struggle against the undertow of drug addiction is poignant and compelling.
Haitian stand-up comedian Lamour E. Laguerre gained his popularity under Tom Male and Manmi Prela
who goes by the stage name of Tom Male, is a beloved figure in Haitian comedy, not only by his fans, but also his colleagues. Born with a funny-bone, Laguerre incited his family and friends to fits of laughter whenever he was around. He was, not surprisingly, named the funniest boy in his class at school.
TOM MALE IN BRASSERIE CREOLE:
After high-school Tom Male began working the comedy circuit, amassing legions of fans and attracting the attention of Boston entertainment manager and record producer, Marc Sam Dalzon. Dalzon saw Laguerre's potential and became his agent. With Dalzon's support, Laguerre began auditioning for TV comedy roles, achieving success, and building a resume of TV, film, recording, and commercial vice-over credits. Dalzon, who owns a record company, marketed Laguerre aggressively. He made several original recordings, a release of cover material, compilations, and a best-of CD.
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