Amos Coulanges to perform in Haiti

Recognized as one of the best guitarists of his generation, Amos Coulanges will be in Haiti during the month of July for two concerts and a workshop at the Knowledge and Freedom Foundation (FOKAL in French).

Publié le 2016-07-14 | Le Nouvelliste

Lakay Weekly -

As part of the activities planned for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Monique Calixte Library, FOKAL will host two concerts featuring Coulanges one on July 18th and the other will take place on July 25th. Both concerts are scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. In addition a classical guitar workshop will be held on July 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Coulanges was born in 1954 in Port-au-Prince. He devoted himself entirely to the study of music in 1976, after a successful performance at the Guitar Festival of Martinique. He studied in Canada where he obtained a Bachelors of Art degree from the University of Ottawa. He also studied in Siena, Italy with Oscar Ghiglia, and in Paris with Javier Quevedo at the Ecole Normale de Musique. He also obtained a D.E.A. (Advanced Studies Diploma) in musicology in 1987 and in 1992 a Music Teacher State Diploma, Guitar option. He taught music while leading a remarkable musical career in Paris and internationally (Belgium, Canada, Cuba, United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Turkey). He won the first composition prize at the 7th Carrefour Mondial de la Guitare in 1986 and a gold medal in classical guitar at the Saint Germain Conservatory in Laye, France in 1989. His works is inspired by Latin American European art themes. He is listed among some of the greatest guitarists including F. Tarrega, H. Villa-Lobos, Léo Brouwer, and M. Ponce. By Kristine Belizaire

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