Thursday, January 17/2013, 7:00pm @Accents Bookstore “An event dedicated to Haitian Music and Visual Arts”
You are cordially invited to the book presentation of : “Issa EL Saeih: Maëstro and Legend” by Mats Lundahl with Louis Carl Saint Jean, Le Editions du CIDHICA, 2012.
This event includes the Screening of ” Maestro issa” by Franz Voltaire.
Special Guest, Filmaker and Editor: Franz Voltaire, President of The Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haïtienne, Caribéenne et Afro-canadienne (CIDIHCA
Special Guest and Host: Esery Mondesir (Filmmaker and Director of “Yo No Soy Píchon”.Cubans of Haitian descent)
“Issa became a legend in his own life time. During the 1940s and 1950s he had a big band that created a new school in Haitian music. The band played a mixture of Haitian music, jazz and Afro-Cuban, and cut a number of records on Issa’s own label, named La Belle Créole as well….During the 1950s Issa also opened his art gallery, without the shadow of a doubt the most famous one in the country. He was a unique talent spotter who discovered and hired a large number of the great Haitian naïves: Jacques Enguérrand Gourgue, André Pierre, André Normil, Jacques Chéry, Seymour Bottex, Alexandre Grégoire and dozens of others. His own collection of Haitian art is one of the best in the world”
Light refreshment will be provided.
ACCENTS BOOKSTORE PARKING INFORMATION:
TTC – Eglinton West subway stop to #32D bus going west
- #29 bus north/south on Dufferin: Eglinton bus-stop. For those who drive, the main intersection is Eglinton/Dufferin: street parking is free after 6:00 pm and there is parking across the street and a Green P parking lot on Eglinton, just west of Dufferin.
Accents’ phone number: 647-352-8558
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EVERYONE IS WELCOME!