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Haitian Music Legend Herby Widmaier To Be Laid to Rest Today in Port-au-Prince

Haitian music legend Herby Widmaier
Haitian music legend Herby Widmaier, a singer-composer who started his musical career in the late 1950s died on April 27 at his house in Port-au-Prince. Considered a music legend by many for his contributions not only to Haitian music, but to Haitian broadcasting, Widmaier was born in Port-au-Prince in the 1930s. At thirteen, he had built his first radio. He was a popular star at El Rancho, and performed there regularly at the beginning of his career.

He was part of Issa El Saieh’s band, and sung lead on several records. Among his recordings was the jazz-inflected “Woman in Love”.

Mushi and Joel, two of Widmaier’s sons went on to follow his musical footsteps and formed a band called Zekle in the early 1980s.

Widmaier’s father Ricardo Widmaier owned a radio station, and with this exposure, he learned about technical aspects of radio. He later created his own radio station Radio Metropole, which is still operated by Richard, one of his sons.

Haitian music legend Herby Widmaier dies at 84. To be laid to rest today!

The deceased’s funeral will be held at a church in Petionville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. He was 84.

Condolences and sympathies to his family and other loved ones.

CLICK HERE to read a previous article on the site about Haitian music legend Widmaier.

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Actress Garcelle Beauvais’ Mogul Move! She Forms Production Company!

Actress Garcelle Beauvais
So, Garcelle Beauvais is a mogul at heart!

Bet you thought she was just an actress and host!

Guess again, my underestimating comrade!

Trade publication The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Garcelle Beauvais has formed Beauvais Wilson Productions with Lisa L. Wilson, her business partner and friend.

If you look beyond Garcelle’s dimples, you will see a woman who’s a film and television actress, an author, jewelry designer, TV host, and now production company owner.

Well, good for Garcelle!

Will Garcelle’s company follow in the same path of other actress-owned production companies? Jody Foster with Egg Pictures, and Drew Barrymore with her Flower Films, and Janet Jackson’s JDJ Entertainment?

Well, unbeknownst to many, Garcelle already has a production under her belt, a romantic comedy entitled And Then There Was You, released four years ago!

Will Garcelle star in some of these films herself? Will a Haitian-American production be among the projects Garcelle will work on? This might be a good time for Garcelle to get a biopic going to cap off her career! Will her production company get a few Oscars? Will she and her partner Miss Wilson start buying and optioning all the great literary properties with people of color as protagonists before other folks snatch them? Perhaps! For now, let’s just applaud her new initiative! Hooray for Garcelle!

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