Tag: haiti

Emeline Michel sings of healing for Haiti

Boston Globe, June 27, 2013 NEW YORK — The souls still hover, not yet fully mourned, no great cathartic act of government to honor them in public, speed their journey home. The list of names of the lost will never be complete. Their final number — 230,000 by some estimates, 300,000 by others — will […]

Voodoo child: Erol Josué

Boston Globe, May 25, 2007 NEW YORK—The chance to savor the cuisine of the home you’ve left behind is a signal moment of bittersweet pleasure for an expatriate. So it’s fitting that it’s at a small Haitian restaurant here, before a dish of lambi, or conch-meat stew, that Erol Josue – singer, dancer, actor, and […]

Michel performs with polish and power

Boston Globe, December 4, 2004 SOMERVILLE – “I don’t know how I became a diaspora,” the Haitian roots diva Emeline Michel musedonstage, her novel use of the collective concept somehow sounding just right. “It seemed to happen all of a sudden.” Many in the enthusiastic, largely Haitian crowd gathered at Johnny D’s on Thursday night […]