World renowned Haitian vocalist, poet and actor Jocelyne Dorisme will perform the songs of Haiti on June 25 as a special highlight of ITIAH Angels for Learning (IAFL’s) virtual fashion show. The audience is in for a treat as Dorisme lights up the stage in colorful Haitian attire, filling the air with soulful melodies and rhythmic dances.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Dorisme sings passionately about the struggles and triumphs of the Haitian people, often lamenting about the country she and many have left behind in search of a better life. Her patriotic song about the flag, Drapo Sa, describes Haitians’ commitment to renounce oppression and embrace freedom and liberty. In another song, Kwa Libetem, she sings about Haiti’s slave revolution that ended in victory in 1804. This song describes the cost Haiti paid for its freedom. With her son, Didier, a gifted engineer and vocalist, they skillfully beckon audiences to support Haiti in its quest to make positive change in their beautiful homeland. Now, a naturalized U.S. citizen, Dorisme has adopted America as her second home.
“We are thrilled to have the multitalented Jocelyne Dorisme perform during our fashion show,” says Marie Thadal, founder of IAFL. “She is the epitome of Caribbean culture. Although her music prompts everyone to dance, she causes all to reflect upon social issues that concern Haiti. She calls for change in her country and implores the youth to stand up and make Haiti once again the Pearl of the Antilles.”
Register here. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 23.
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