What We Can Learn From Watching The Rutshelle Rendez-Vous Au Sommet Music Video

What time is it? It’s time for me to sit down and watch a music video by a Haitian artist. Today’s treat: Haiti-based singer Rutshelle Rendez-Vous Au Sommet.
Rutshelle Rendezvous au Sommet music video Haiti

The music video, directed by Abdias Laguerre and edited by Oriol Variela, opens up with a shot of the songstress crouched on the tip of a valley. Slowly, she rises, and at first it’s unclear if we’re viewing her face or something else. She’s looking ahead. Her face is neither joyful, nor particularly sad. She’s staring wide into the horizons…what is she seeing exactly? Not the past, not exactly the future…but what’s in front of her right now. The expression on her face makes you feel like she’s blocked all distractions, she’s deaf to everything within her hearing.
Rutshelle Rendevous au Sommet music video

The singer Rutshelle is dressed like a warrior. But she’s not going to take part in some physical war. She looks too glamorous for that…with her beaded forehead jewelry, her long velvety black dress with the tufted sleeves, and dangling earrings. Her lips are pursed up in dark burgundy red.
Lesson: Some of the biggest battles in this life aren’t fought with swords, machetes, Magnums, or weapons of mass destruction. They can be fought with smiles, with a firm head, and a indomitable spirit.

Arrows seem to be flying everywhere, hurled by hands unseen. On each arrow, there’s a vituperative word. Each more insulting, revolting, demeaning than the last one.

Lesson: People can place labels on you. You can try to brush them off, and they’ll still persist. They can throw discouragement your way. What matters is that you stay focused. Duck past the labels people try to impose on you. They can define you only if you let them.

In the next shot, the singer bounces down a desolate road with skimpy shorts, long, thick braids. She’s jaunty, radiant, and carefree.

Rutshelle Rendevous au Sommet

A smile decorates her face.

Wearing a skintight romper, she bounces through valleys and peaks. These valleys and peaks are undoubtedly the ups and downs thrown her way, and in our way as women. But she rummages through them effortlessly.

Lesson: A subtle piece of advice to all of us perhaps? You’re walking, you do your best not to dip your feet in quicksand, but even in daylight you may not always control where your steps land. The essential thing to do is to give your best strides, to thread lightly—but firmly.

Then the singer reaches the peak of the valley. She’s dancing…she’s bouncing…she’s joined by several other women who help her celebrate her feat.

Rutshelle Rendez-Vous Au Sommet

Lesson: Your victory is not too far behind. Yes, not too far behind. You can either let others bring you down or you can make the choice to uplift yourself. If you focus on the victory, all the thorns you meet on the way won’t matter.

You can watch the video below…

This has been another music video watching episode from your favorite chick Kreyolicious. Until next time.

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It’s About To Go Down Tonight! The Michael Brun Bayo Little Haiti Block Party Will Be Lit

Michael Brun Bayo Little Haiti Block Party March 24
The Michael Brun Bayo Little Haiti Block Party is where it’s at! The Little Haiti Cultural Complex to be exact…March 24th, from 6pm-10pm. Acts like DJ Whoo Kid, Zoey Dollaz, Rara Lakay are all set to perform. And arriving directly from Port-au-Prince are Haiti’s very own JPerry, Tonymix, Balalatet, Lakou Mizik. Ada Ayiti is said to also be part of the line-up. Brun has promised lots of other surprises.

Will the Little Haiti Cultural Center be able to hold all this musical madness? Hope so, as the crowd that will be coming out to this event will be vast! While we’re on this subject, I have to say…The Little Haiti Cultural Center is really living up to its name. Bayo!

Michael Brun is truly a musical ambassador for the A-Y-I-T-I. Last year, the uber-producer held a beachfront festival in Haiti, featuring several music acts from the island, in addition to musical acts from all over. He recently worked with One Republic on a remix for that band’s song “Oh My My”, which has yet to be released to the masses. But count on hearing it any day now, and count on it being another listenable hit.
Michael Brun Bayo Little Haiti Block Party

To say that Michael Brun is on a roll is practically an understatement.

Back in February, Brun gave eargasms to everyone with an eardrum with his song “Gaya” created and released for Haiti’s famed carnival. The song’s release was immediately followed by a video that captured modern Haiti and all its beauty and effervescence.

Consistently great musical output, combined with his undeniable talent, and jolly image have made him a favorite of many. He’s in a category of his own making.

The Michael Brun Bayo Little Haiti Block Party is where it’s at! If you’re in Miami, and can make it, be sure to come down. You can use your student loans as an excuse not to come…it’s free!

This has been a special edition of Kreyolicious Music.

Main Photo Credit: Kerby Jean


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