Celebrated Haitian-American vocalist and composer Pauline Jean is releasing the video premiere for Their Blood, Bondye http://bit.ly/Jean_TBB, from her sophomore album NWAYO. The audiovisual presentation was produced in collaboration with filmmaker Theodora Johnson (Africology Media), to draw attention to the countless individuals in Haiti who have been impacted by Hurricane Matthew, and to raise funds for some of the many distressed musicians within one of the country’s worst affected areas, Jeremie. View the full press release here: http://bit.ly/press-release_Jean_TBB
On her latest album entitled NWAYO (pronounced n-wah-yo), Jean collaborated with the award-winning author Edwidge Danticat, by setting music to her poem Their Blood, Bondye. The song is a dedication in the form of a prayer to their ancestors and the people of Haiti, who have endured tremendous suffering and loss, yet have shown great strength, courage and pride. The recording also provides other cultural and historical perspectives through pieces such as Igbo Landing, which offers a soulful tribute to the ancestors of the Middle Passage.
All proceeds from the sales of Their Blood, Bondye http://bit.ly/NWAYO will be donated to the Jeremie Disaster Relief Fund. Monies will be channeled through the Haiti Jazz Foundation Inc. USA 501(c)(3); direct contributions to the Foundation can be made by visiting: http://papjazzhaiti.org
About Pauline Jean:
Pauline Jean has been featured at music festivals throughout the world and has received notable press coverage in media such as Downbeat, Jazzwise, All About Jazz, NPR, Afropop Worldwide, Jazz Magazine, World Music Report and many more. Her latest release, NWAYO (May 2016) has received notable recognition and showcases a distinguished cast of performers including Axel Tosca Laugart (piano), Jonathan Michel (bass), Obed Calvaire (drums), Jean Caze (trumpet), Godwin Louis (saxophone), Jean Mary Brignol (percussion) and Markus Schwartz (percussion).
More information please visit: http://www.paulinejean.com