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Haiti - Social : Death of «Boulo Valcourt» messages of sympathy multiply
20/11/2017 09:00:19

Haiti - Social : Death of «Boulo Valcourt» messages of sympathy multiply
Following the death Friday of the famous Haitian singer and guitarist Henriot Valcourt aka "Boulo Valcourt", aged 71 in a hospital in New York where was hospitalized for 3 months, messages of sympathy are multiplying...

President Jovenel Moïse :
"My condolences to the artistic community which loses in Boulo Valcourt one of its most worthy representatives. He was a great musician with a voice and a remarkable talent. An immense void is created in his family and in our musical panorama."

The Minister of Culture Limond Toussaint :
"This news touched me enormously and I remain shattered by the death of this illustrious singer-songwriter who has given so much and invested in the art and the blossoming of Haitian music. Boulo Valcourt will remain alive in our hearts and on our lips through his songs and his musical humanism of which he alone had the secret.

The Ministry of Culture sends its sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Boulo Valcourt, to his great musical family, to the cultural sector and to all the music lovers pierced by his disappearance ". http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22735-haiti-social-passing-away-of-the-famous-musician-boulo-valcourt.html

Former President Michel Martelly :
Saturday Michel Martelly, recalled that Henri Valcourt had received the National Order of Honor and Merit at Knight Grade in October 2015 "May your soul rest in peace Boulo !".

The Mayor of Port-au-Prince Ralph Youri Chevry :
"Farewell, Boulo Valcourt! [...] It is with great sadness that the Municipal Administration of Port-au-Prince received the news of the death of the great Haitian artist Mr. Henriot "Boulo" Valcourt. The Administration expresses its deepest sympathies to his family, loved ones, friends and fans around the world. Port-au-Prince and Haiti as a whole will always remember this outstanding artist whose music has transcended generations and marked many nations."

The Consul of Haiti in Chicago Lesly Condé :
"Lesly Condé Consul General of Haiti in Chicago welcomes the departure of the great artist Boulo Valcourt, a national treasure."

The Lorquet Foundation :
"The Lorquet Foundation for a New Haiti wishes to salute the departure of this accomplished songwriter of 50 years of a busy career who was a hard-working and accomplished musician and one of the best guitarists that the Haitian musical world has known. Author of the album "It hurts the heart", published in December 2016, Boulo Valcourt has spent most of his life collaborating on album projects with renowned Haitian musicians.

In this painful circumstance, the Lorquet Foundation for a New Haiti presents its sincere condolences to his family,o his relatives, to his friends, to all those whom this death afflicts."

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