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For Immediate Release:
June 08, 2012
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Jason T. Smith

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Commissioner Jean Monestime to honor exemplary Haitian-American musicians


Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, will honor a group of pioneering Haitian-American musicians on Monday, June 11, 2012, for their work in the advancement and promotion of Haitian arts and culture through music.

Eight exemplary Haitian-American musicians will be honored at the Recreation and Cultural Affairs committee meeting beginning at 2 p.m. in the chambers of the Board of County Commissioners.  The honorees include Anderson Cameau, Andre “Dadou” Pasquet, Arly Lariviere, Bemol Telfort, Claude “Tico” Pasquet, Farah Juste, Gazman Pierre, and Jean Herard Richard “Richie.”

“Through their talent, these fine performers have enhanced the cultural fabric of our community and have become living legends in Haiti’s musical history,” said Commissioner Jean Monestime. “They are truly ambassadors of the arts, and I salute them.”

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2
What:
Special ceremony to honor exemplary Haitian-American musicians
When:
June 11, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Where:
Stephen P. Clark Center Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers 111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33128