Haiti - Mexico : 9 Haitian and Mexican artists honored by the Embassy of Haiti
In his speech, Ambassador Lamothe declared "The establishment at the Embassy of Haiti in Mexico of this Award of Excellence, aims to honor each year, compatriots living in Mexico who have distinguished themselves in a any field having particular relation to the improvement of the image of Haiti. Because, conscious of the perception that one would have of our compatriots abroad, the Embassy wants to make every effort to make its best contribution to transform this perception thanks to the numerous efforts which you have made to enhance the image of Haiti. For that I tell you a special thank you [...]"
While in 2018 the mission had distinguished three scientists, this year 9 Haitian and Mexican artists including 3 women, have received a plaque "Honor and Merit" from the Embassy of Haiti, these are :
Étienne Sylvie Henry Germain, agronomist by profession, who chose the song to promote his country in the Aztec land. Her new album Queen Soley makes the front page of several radio and television stations in Mexico City.
Ana Maria Portillo A Mexican who has Haiti in her blood. Great promoter of painting and Haitian sculpture. Thanks to a collection of more than 250 paintings of our dear Haiti, Ana is the purveyor of works of art for all events where Haiti is present.
The engineer Magloire has worthily represented the Argentine Lidia Guerberof Hahn absent from the ceremony, become Mexican, widow of the militant Haitian Adrien Sansarick, who chose with his piano to interpret the works of Ludovic Lamothe for to popularize in Mexico the music of Haiti in all the famous halls of the Mexican capital including the auditorium of Bellas Artes.
The Italian Rafaella Cedraschi chose Mexico to promote Haitian voodoo at the "Museo de las Culturas del Mundo". After its exhibition in 2012 "Haiti historia y suenos" as part of a project supported by Colmex and IDRC, it is found twice in 2018 for the realization of the exhibition of voodoo flags at the Museum of World Cultures. concert with the Embassy of Haiti.
Jean Felix Benoit arrived in Mexico in 1990, likes to say that he is the father of Haitian music in Mexico. Indeed, thanks to him, he promoted the arrival in Mexico City of several Haitian artists
Djuvens Colas and Olson Joseph are the worthy ambassadors of Haitian music in Mexico. They can be found at the Caribbean Culture Festival in the State of Quintana Roo, at the Tulancigo Festival (Jalapa), at the Casa del Lago, at the Friendship Festivities Festival (FICA) or at the Mexican Parliament. Olson is the star of Mexico's Zinco Jazz Club. These two artists never miss the opportunity to promote jazz vodoo, kompa etc... Olson and his group Infusion Jazz are the joy of lovers of the festival of Caribbean Culture since 2014.
Vilsaint Occean is the doyen of the community in martial arts. Arrived in Mexico in 1975, owner of one of the best schools of Karate of the Capital, Vilsaint has made a place of choice in all the championships of Mexico with the sole concern to represent his homeland Haiti.
Philippe Baptiste aka "Chocolight" is the rapper who sings in a tone of reggay, the colors and realities of the Haitian life. It is the joy of Mexican rastas who dream one day to visit our Haiti Cherie. It is found in the Historic Center of Mexico or in the "Zona Rosa" always proudly displaying the Haitian two-colored.