Haiti Music - New bust of Nemours Jean Baptiste at Place Sainte-Anne in Port-au-Prince

Nemours Jn Baptiste would've been 100 years old if he was alive today in 2018. To commemorate the 100 year aniversary of the maestro and founder of Konpa Direk, a new bust of Nemours Jn Baptiste was erected at Place Saint-Anne in Port-au-Prince.

PHOTO: Haiti - Buste de Nemours Jean Baptiste sur la Place Sainte-Anne
PHOTO: Haiti - Buste de Nemours Jean Baptiste sur la Place Sainte-Anne

This event took place on July 26 2018 which marks 63 years since Maestro Nemours Jn Baptiste formed the first ever Compas Direct music group "l'Ensemble Aux Calebasses," which marked the birth of Compas Direct.

Erected by the Ministry of Culture and the Nemours Jean-Baptiste Foundation, Below the bust is a sign that reads:


PHOTO: Haiti - Nemours Jean Baptiste sculpture at Place Sainte-Anne Port-au-Prince

"Fondation Compas direct honnore la memoire de Nemours Jean-Baptiste, createur du rythme Konpa Direk, 2 Fevrier 1918 - 18 mai 1985, su le haut patronnage du Ministre de la Culture Guyler C. Delva, inauguré pas S.E.M Jovenel Moise"

(Fondation Compas Direct Foundation honors the memory of Nemours Jean-Baptiste, creator of the Konpa Direk rhythm, February 2, 1918 - May 18, 1985, with the sonsorship of the Minister of Culture Guyler C. Delva, inaugurated by S.E.M Jovenel Moise)

His son, Nemours Jean-Baptiste Junior, the children of the Nemours Jean-Baptiste school in Martissant and many fans, Guyler C. Delva, Minister of Culture and Port-au-Prince Depute Printemps Bélizaire were some of the people present at the unveiling ceremony.

Among the people present at the unveiling ceremonny of the new Ne

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Winer says...

mezami gen trop moune actielman en haiti ki te konen Nemours Jn Baptiste yo pa ta fel sa ak foto bust li yo mete la ki pa foto li se pa konsa nemours te samble, mwen te konen li tres bien paske se nan citee manigat mwen te habite cole kay

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Haiti Konpa Direk says...

Nemours Jn Baptiste t'ap gen 100 lane si li te vivan jounen jodi a. Pou komemore 100 lane anivèsè maestro a, fondatè Konpa Direk la, gen yon estati Nemours Jn Baptiste ki fèk inogire sou Place Saint Anne nan Port-au-Prince

Se fondasyon Nemours Jean Baptiste ki mete stati sa ak sipò Minis kilti a Guyler C. Delva.

Misye tou make non li nan istwa mizik peyi

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