The Carnival Arts apprentices performed with master percussionists Michael Kernahan, Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre, and Arelan Torres. Joining them were Carnival Arts dancers from Thomas Jefferson Middle School and from Sosyete Koukouy. Congratulations to everyone on your Big Night in Little Haiti.
Poet, musician, and media personality Jan Sebon founded the rasin (Haitian roots) band Kazak in 1985 and is the host of the long-running world music and poetry show “Mundo Vibe” on Miami’s WDNA. His 1997 poem “I Would Like To Know” was anthologized in Having a Wonderful Time (Simon and Schuster). Sebon has played classical [...]
Born in Huacho, Peru, Carlos Ochoa is a photographer, journalist, and musician. He graduated from San Marcos University in Lima, Peru with a degree in social communications and audio visual production. He worked as a journalist and photographer in newspapers and magazines like La Republica and Cambio in Peru. Ochoa studied classical and Andean guitar [...]
A Trinidad native, Michael Kernahan currently lives in Miami, Florida where he builds steel pans for bands across the United States and the Caribbean islands. He won a Florida Folk Heritage Award in 2005. He is the musical director and arranger of the Twentieth Century Steel Band. Mike conducted workshops in steel pan playing at [...]