I had the pleasure of seeing Emeline Michel and Kaïssa on March 7, 2005. The event took place at
the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The performance
was part of the Center's Women's Jazz Festival, in conjunction with Women's History Month.
is Queen of the Haitian Song. A versatile vocalist and captivating performer, she is known for
her combinations of traditional rhythms with social, political, and inspirational themes, with
lyrics that are often complex and conscious. She has performed throughout the Caribbean, Europe,
and Africa, as well as North and South America.
has been thrilling New York audiences with her unique bland of jazz, R&B, makossa and
African / Brazilian fusion. Raised in Paris, this Cameroon native sings against war, cultural
differences and injustice. She performs locally at Joe's Pub, SOB's, Zinc Bar, and Jazz Gallery,
To see PHOTOS from this event,