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1. DSS @ Port St. Lucie, Florida 2. 1st Annual June Fest, Moet Chandon 3. PNP & RaRa Lakay @ Jimmy's 4. Grenadiers à L'assaut 5. Compas Festival, 2005 Miami 6. Haiti Mardi Gras, 2005 7. New-Year Gala In N.Y. City 8. Miami Carnival, @ 2004 9. 2nd Anniversary Ju Kan'n @ Florvil, Haiti 10. Miami Carnaval, 2003

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1st Annual June Fest, Moet & Chandon
Apr 4, 2006

The US Senate has unanimously passed legislation declaring June, the Caribbean Heritage Month. "Caru ...more

bbean" will reflect on the importance of this moment by introducing June Fest. Enjoy the pictures. As Usual PIKLIZ is always there for you
Photos by: Rachel Moscoso Denis

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Grenadiers à L'assaut!
Jul 22, 2007

Photos Courtoisie Carole Hollant

Welcome back Micky! There is nothing like home. Two days of joy ce ...more

lebratring Sweet Micky's return to Haiti. Pikliz.com is wishing you all the best. Congratulations to Sophia who planned two beautiful events With a touch of her own. As an event planner you are one of the best Sophia.
Roro Nelson, Hansito et Black Alex were also present and had performed very well.

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Leve! An Nou Kimbe Potoprens Pwop!
Aug 23, 2009

Photos Courtoisie Didier Fabien

City of Miami delivering on a promise to help the city of Port a ...more

u Prince , 1 garbage truck and 3 more on the way, blowers , dumpsters and more….. A delegation went to Haiti to deliver the equipments and took this opportunity to meet with the mayor of Port-au Prince, Mr Jean Yves Jason to turn over the keys. HAERC, represented by Didier Fabien has donated also 200 first aid kit to the city of Port-au-Prince.
Please enjoy some pictures.

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All that Jazz by Frankie Morone.
Apr 25, 2009

Narration by Frankie Morone.

Circa 1808, the Atlantic slave trade had brought almost half a milli ...more

on Africans to the United States. Those slaves came mostly from Western counties of the African Continent and they brought with them strong tribal musical traditions.(Similarly in our own country Haiti, they brought their Vaudou rituals). Lavish and beautiful festivals, featuring African dances to drums were organized on Sundays at Place Congo, or Congo Square, in New Orleans until circa 1843. There were similar gatherings in New England and even New York.Believe or not, African music was largely functional, for work or ritual, and included work songs and field hollers. The African tradition made use of a single-line melody and call-and-response pattern, but without the European concept of harmony. Rhythms reflected African speech patterns, and the African use of pentatonic scales led to blue notes in blues and jazz.

In the early 19th century, an increasing number of black musicians learned to play European instruments, particularly the violin, which they used to parody European dance music in their own cakewalk dances. In turn, European-American minstrel show performers in blackface popularized such music internationally, combining syncopation with European harmonic accompaniment. Louis Moreau Gottschalk adapted African-American cakewalk music, South American, Caribbean and other slave melodies as piano salon music. Another influence came from black slaves who had learned the harmonic style of hymns and incorporated it into their own music as spirituals.

The origins of the blues are undocumented.

While jazz may be difficult to define, improvisation is clearly one of its key elements.Nowadays we have a whole array of jazz music: For instance Latin Jazz and quite few more.
Early blues was commonly structured around a repetitive call-and-response pattern, a common element in the African American oral tradition....

I have found these old pictures of various Jazz musicians. I was really pleased to see them. I have saved them in my hard drive for the longest time and I finally decided to share them with the viewers of PIKLIZ. At Pikliz we strive to bring you the best of the best.

Enjoy them.

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Antique Automobiles.
May 14, 2009

Prepared by Frankie Morone

I am inviting you to look at some pictures of very old automobiles. Oc ...more

casionally we see one of them on the road and automatically some of us remember a friend of our dad who used to drive one. This album will only stay on pikliz just for a few weeks. I had these pictures saved in my hard drive for years and I decided to share them with you. Please enjoy...

Those with the interrogation marks are awaiting identification. Please help me identify them. Thanks in advance. Have fun

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2nd Anniversary, Ju Kan'n @ Hotel Florvil

Photos Courtesy of Ralph Pereira

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