From Haïti we only know in France what deals with crisis. Earthquake, cholera, corruption, poor people and NGOs.
Cultural life is rich on this island which used to be a french colony under Napoleon. This fact is widely hidden behind a screen of arrogant taboos: no way remembering here that there was born the first ever Black Republic by slaves insurrection in 1804.
There music is everywhere. Why then wonder that people play violin ?
After my meeting with Kanès in violin-maker Jean-Christophe Graff's workshop in Strasbourg, I'm going to discover Dessaix-Baptiste Music School in Jacmel, a city in South-East Haïti.
with Pierre Bernier, sound engineer — 2014