Posts Tagged ‘buyu ambroise’

Poètes, vos papiers!

"Poètes… vos papiers !",  un spectacle qui fait résonner les notes musicales et les mots tendres, audacieux, puissants ou ludiques auxquels Michèle Voltaire Marcelin offre sa voix rauque et sensuelle et Buyu Ambroise, la sonorité de son saxophone.  Manuscrits, correspondances, rimes et déraisons, textes rares ou non, célèbres ou inédits, "Poètes, vos papiers !" ~ […]

Happy Thursday?

Michele, Temar and Francesca Sometimes you don’t need a reason Not a birthday Not a holiday Just celebrating the day that is The friends that are New and old And the music that makes it all Allright…. Or as poet Lucille Clifton writes: come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me […]

Summer fling

It was a June-blue sunday, a perfect summer-fling day; a music-filled day with poetry and song and friends and laughter; and our spirits were high and the energy was electrifying and it was summer, and we were starting it with a blast at our first Toukouleur Jazz & Poetry Brunch. Wish you had been there […]

Wandering Memory

” The past is never dead, it is not even past.” William Faulkner JJ Dominique’s latest book, Mémoire Errante (Wandering Memory), is dedicated to her father, Jean Dominique, theRadio Haiti journalist slain in Port-au-Prince in April 2000. Beyond the story of her relationship with a ‘charismatic, cantankerous but generous and brave man’ as she describes […]

Beauty will save the world.

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. “ Goethe These last days, with curses and catastrophes upon us, it was […]

The written word

  To read is to marvel, to explore and meander through the universe of numerous alphabets, emotions, thoughts and intellect of writers: this eclectic group of people who immortalize what they think, believe, understand, and dream through a composition of words… To celebrate Haitian literature, the Association of Haitian Professionals regrouped 30 Haitian authors at […]


Sunday, May 18th~ Tamboo Lounge~ Brockton, Mass. There has never been a better time for jazz and poetry lovers, and Sunday night, the Brockton audience was given the opportunity to enjoy a performance of interwoven music and words at the Tamboo. To celebrate Haitian Flag Day, Buyu Ambroise opened the evening with a rendition of […]


Toukouleur, where Sénégal meets France; where Dakar-born owner Jeannette greets you as a guest in her home; where conversations are in French, Wolof , English and Créole; Toukouleur, where poetry meets jazz… Poetry was by Michèle and Jazz was by the Blues in Red musicians Markus on Haitian drums, Lou on piano, Buyu on tenor […]

La Bohème…

La bohème, la bohème, Ça voulait dire on est heureux…. La bohème, la bohème On était jeunes, on était fous…. It was 1974. We were young. And poor. We lived in a basement and slept on the floor. The only furnishings were a white mirrored piano, a stereo, and a few hundred LP albums. Ernie […]

Sweet Sounds of Poetry and Music

at Solomon’s Porch: Spoken word performance immerses audience in words, rhythms and emotions by Tequila Minsky, in Heritagekonpa Magazine   Michèle Voltaire Marcelin is a renaissance artist. She paints. She is an actress — recently a reader in the performance of the Vagina Monologues at the Brooklyn Museum; her film credits include a role in […]