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Reclaiming Choukoun / by Bob Lapierre

Photos by Rachel Moscoso Denis
Playwright Director Bob Lapierre

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    171 171
    Carl Fombrun in the character of Danballa is magnificent.
    Margaret Mitchell Armand as Ayida Wedo is sublime and Ingrid LLera as the loving Ezili Freda gives honor to the Haitian Vodou Lwas.
    The Haitian Vodou tradition and culture is represented in a superbe manner in the "Choukoune" by Paywright Bob Pardo and Farah Juste, actress and producer.

    It makes us Haitians Proud of such rich cultural heritage.

    Ayibobo for Pikliz, Rachel Denis for pictures.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    Margaret Mitchell Armand
    Margaret Mitchell Armand as invisible
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    177 177
    Superbly represented are:

    Pantaleon Guilbaud as Ogou Feray
    Nadege Quevedo Etienne as Ezili Danto
    Anthony Bayas as Azaka Mede

    We appreciate the beautiful representation of the Haitian Vodou Lwas in the Choukoune Play.

    Ayibobo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    169 169
    The Haitian Vodou Lwas are from left to right:
    Carl Fonbrum as Danballa, nest to him is
    Margaret Mitchell Armand as Ayida Wedo
    Ingrid LLera as Ezili Freda
    Marc Edner Jeudi as Legba Atibon standing with the Red Robe.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    156 156
    The Lwa Grann Ayizan, represented by the palm tree in the Haitian Flag, the moral Force of our native land is represented by Edlyn Clermont.
    She is getting ready to be on stage.
  • 11 years ago
    071 71
    A big thanks to Rachel Denis for making this photo series of Choukoune possible. Her selfless contribution is an assett to our community.
    Thanks to Marleine Bastien for being there and for her support.
    Margaret Mitchell Armand
    Ayibobo for Plikliz.com
  • Bernadette and Alain Armand (Private)
    11 years ago
    Alain & Bernadette Armand, Esqs
    Imani Leila Armand with her father Alain Armand, Esq.
    Bernadette F. Armand, Esq. with her son Akinle J. Armand.
    We are proud of our mother Margaret Mitchell Armand and the grandchildren will remember this event for ever.
    Thank you Farah, Pikliz.com and Rachel Denis
  • Margaret Mitchell Armand (Private)
    11 years ago
    058 58
    I am proud to have my whole family with me in this special day of "Choukoune Play" produced by Farah Juste.
    In this photo is my son, Alain Armand, Esq. with his daughter, my talented granddaughter Imani Leila Armand, holding a bouquet of flowers that she gave me at the end of the show. Next is my beautiful daughter Bernadette F. Armand, Esq. with my grandson Akinle J. Armand and my son in -law Max Rameau.
    Thank you for your support. Thanks to Rachel Denis for this family photo.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    057 57
    Photo of the children and grandchildren of Margaret Mitchell Armand.
    Alain Armand, Esq. and daughter Imani Leila Armand
    Bernadette F. Armand, Esq. with son Akinle Jacques Armand , next to her is her husband Max Rameau, Akinle's father.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    Dr. Victor Hugo Flores
    Dr. Victor Hugo Flores, internationally known Plastic surgeon and his wife Sara from Equador are friends of the Armand's family.

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    William Mitchell & Anne Marie Solages Mitchell
    From William Mitchell:
    Mr. William Mitchell and his wife Anne-Marie Solages Mitchell. We are the parents of Margaret Mitchell Armand.
    Next to us is Ghislaine Vibert, Margaret's aunt, the wife of Charles Vibert.
    Ms. Vibert flew from New York specially to see her niece play the part. We congratulate the South Florida Community, Pikliz.com and Farah Juste for this superbe opportunity to revisit the story of Oswald Durand.

    Rachel Denis is an excellent photographer. Thank you Rachel.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    Lucien Armand, M.D.
    Lucien Armand, M.D. the proud husband of Margaret Mitchell Armand, actress in the play.
    Sitting in front of him is his cousin Patrick Armand, that flew from Texas specially to see his cousin Margaret on the scene.

    Thanks to Rachel Denis for the photo
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years ago
    012 12
    Carl Fonbrum is one of the best actor in the Choukoun play. His spontaneity, honesty brought life and truth to the character.
    Next to him is well known in our community Margaret Mitchell Armand, the Invisible spirit that open the play.
    Thank you to Rachel Denis for such a heartfelt
    contribution to the album
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 1 month ago
    093 93
    Choucoune
    (Paroles: Oswald Durand; Musique: Mauleart Monton )

    1. Dèyè yon gwo touf pengwen
    Lòt jou mwen kontre Choukoun
    Li souri lè li wè mwen
    Mwen di: "Syèl, ala bèl moun!"
    Mwen di: "Syèl, ala bèl moun!"
    Li di: "Ou trouve sa chè?"

    Ti zwezo nan bwa ki tape koute
    Ti zwezo nan bwa ki tape koute
    Kon mwen sonje sa
    Mwen genyen lapenn
    Ka depi jou sa
    De pye mwen nan chenn

    Kon mwen sonje sa
    Mwen genyen lapenn
    De pye mwen nan chenn

    2. Choukoun se yon marabou
    Je li klere kou chandèl
    Li genyen tete debou
    A si Choukoun te fidèl
    A si Choukoun te fidèl
    Nou rete koze lontan

    Jis zwezo nan bwa te parèt kontan
    Jis zwezo nan bwa te parèt kontan
    Pito bliye sa
    Se twò gran lapenn
    Ka depi jou sa
    De pye mwen nan chenn

    Pito bliye sa
    Se twò gran lapenn
    De pye mwen nan chenn