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THE AYITIAN THEATRE
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THE AYITIAN THEATRE (Back)

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TEZEN (Front) Bilingual
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TEZEN (Back) Bilingual

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YELLOW GABY AND THE LOUGAWOU (Front)

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MANMAN [Closet play]
(Pou Yvon Louissaint)
We remain particularly grateful to Mr. Willy Exumé, founder and director of the famed Ayiti Ekran
(1st Ayitian Magazine in Creole in New York) for the use of this superb picture, iconic of most Ayitian mothers, and which is world-widely appraised.
 

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Most people do not know that a well written theatre script can be read just like a novel. 

This is called a "Closet play."

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NOTE: "Manman" is one of those theatrical expressions written for the stage, and specifically dedicated to all my musical genius friends, Yvon Louissaint in particular.  If you knew Yvon, like I knew him, you would have loved him just as much as I do.  Yvon Louissaint, an unsung genius of the Ayitian Compas, died too young, too soon; then again, he was one more of those unfortunate "geniuses" from Ayiti who carried part of our country's culture on his back without ever being  RECOGNIZED!

Let me briefly explain.  My choice for the word “genius” is not over-enthusiastic. It simply befits each and every one of the artists I am about to list below; in fact, it should be straightforwardly expressed that every one of them was born a “whiz kid.”  Here is an illustration: I had two guitars at home, Yvon, Alix, Billy, and other acquaintances, then students at the Lycée Toussaint Louverture, skipped school daily to hide in my bedroom or in the garage and play the guitar all day.  Only one month after, Edouard Richard, one of the most sophisticated guitarists of the time,  and first guitarist for the sensational group Shupa-Shupa, as well as the bass player, both left the group to migrate in the Unites States.  The problem for Fanfan Dorlette (Maestro), he was under contract with Cine Eldorado for his routine Sunday festival.  When Billy and I went to the festival that Sunday morning, we could not believe our eyes and ears, Yvon was on the first guitar, and Alix was playing the guitar-bass.  Richard, the fanciful guitarist, was not missed at all by his own fans.  Was that not genial? 

Briefly, again, I recalled, as a boy, having a band with Douby, my drum set was made of old tin metal paint cans, and his trumpets were made of an old hair-comb enfolded with cellophane paper from the cigarette pack (Splendid), or a palmascristi branch with cellophane papers wrapped at each end.  Isnard went to leave with his grandmother in Petion-Ville, and as abruptly as that was, Ayiti woke up one day with Isnard Douby being one of the top trumpeters of the famous group “Les Frères Déjean." 

The point to all of this is that, I do have a similar unpretentious story of “geniality” for each one of my close friends-musician below.  Hence, if I say that they were and are gifted artists, please credit my  judgment: Yes, in-born talents they are and were, in their own art.

Growing up close with those pioneer-geniuses of the Ayitian Mini-Jazz (1960), I can assure you that, Michel Corvington, Frantz Courtois, Carlos Glaudin, Eddy Glaudin, Edouard Richard, Patrick Assad, Yvon Louissaint, Alix Jacques, Billy Fleurima, Isnard Douby, Robert Martino, Albert Chancy, Essud Fungcap, Ernst Menelas, Serge Rosenthal, Pascal Albert, Dernst Emile, Ricardo Frank (Ti Plume), Henry Celestin, André Pasket (Dadou), Pantaléon Guilbaud, Jimmy Bertin, Mario Malaya, Serge Rosenthal, William Macena, Adrien Jeanite, Ricot Mazarin, Fritz Coulanges, Ansi Dérose, Jean-Robert Hérissé (Porky), Hans Chérubin (Gwo Bebe), Frantz Dorlette (Fanfan), Yves Mardis, all were and are born geniuses of their specific craft . . ..  Please do not think that I am dismissing or ignoring the other gifted contributors - of all talents - who also played their role in the making of our 1960's Renaissance, except that, these ones, I was very close to them, hence I witnessed their geniality unfolding [Their talent remain unchallenged]. 

Let me confess that I am ashamed of the way our society mistreats or mistreated all of them (No National Recognition).  To me, always the wrong people are appointed to the most important political position in our country  . . . .; nevertheless, I am laboring to save all that is good in us, and working in preparation for a most prosperous future . – Ayiti shall not die.  Presently, I am truly not living, but the satisfaction of a possible Renaissance in my country of birth will certainly bring back life in me.  Thank you to all those who gave us a beautiful culture to cherish, and thank you to those trying to hold on to it.  This very last phrase is directed specifically to my dearest and most revered friend Eddy (Didi) Altiné and all the other members of his revival group PNP!

Thank you Yvon, at least you understood the "Compas."

                                Bob Lapierre

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