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Wanito and his popular song Gadon Re-v or M' VleParenn

Wanito has released a new album called "BiyografiMwen" However, most people know the song as M' Vle Parenn. It is quite amazing to see the number of people in Haiti who could sing the entire song by heart. I was in a show recently performed by Wanito. Throughout the audience, you could hear people screaming: "M' Vle Parenn", Wanito "M' Vle Parenn". It was not actually until Wanito decided to play the song Gadon Re-v that I realized how much people love the song.

The song "Gadon Re-v" or "M' Vle Parenn"for most. The title of the original song on youtube is "M' VleParenn". The song depicts the stress, anxiety, confusion, and fear that comes with the news of having a woman pregnant in Haiti, especially when you're just a young boy living with your parents and not ready to assume such responsibilities. Luckily for Wanito, it was just a dream, a nightmare as he describes in the song. The story is very relevant in our culture; both boys and girls can relate to it. The humorous aspect of the song makes listening to it even more enjoyable." He described the album with each song being given priority.

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Petion Savain, Haitian painter, journalist and published author

Becoming Haiti's first recognized painter was undoubtedly no small feat to Petion Savain. Born in February of 1906, he didn't start seriously painting until 1927, having spent his life and time before teaching tin smithing, cabinet making and wrought iron at the same vocational school. He'd also had an interest in photography and reportedly dabbled in painting, having studied some drawing at school.

It was a brush with American painter, William Edouard Scott, in Haiti in 1930 to paint, that sparked Savain's lasting interest in the field he would be most remembered for. It is said he then taught himself to paint and created a style which would be copied by many later admirers. A Savain painting, recognizable by its distinct purples and pinks, or by the semi-circular or triangular aspects of crouched or sitting figures, is an uncommon luxury to own.

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My Hat off to Macy's for supporting Haitian Art

The Haitian art in display at Macy's stores

One company that wants to make a difference in Haiti is Macy's.

The American corporation has developed the "Heart of Haiti" Art project in an effort to support the Haitian artists affected by the Haiti earthquake of 2010 to become self sufficient.

What a gesture from a big corporation.

My experiences and all I have so far heard about big corporations is totally contrary to what Macy's is currently doing in Haiti.

Haven't you heard that bid corporations have no heart; that they only care about the bottom line.

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