In those few words, this describes my qualities admired by all who have crafted a place of choice in Haiti’s heart.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on April 5th, upon the sign of Fire, I started singing with the choir of my church, an obligation for every member of a religious family. I mastered the technical bases which would help me through her artistic life.
Very much attracted by everything related to “Art”, in spite of my paternal restrictions, I was looking everywhere and touching everything… Theater, modeling, pottery, design and above all, dance: the love of my youth. Aware of the beauty of my voice, I was not really connected due to the lack of opening in the artistic world. I was a rebel and a determined teenager with a head full of dreams and great projects, so I decided to fight to obtain results.
My career took a big turn after my meeting with a great figure of Haitian Song, my futre husband at the international festival “La Super Franco fête” in Canada, who had listened to my singing with his friends, just for fun, at the lobby of Laval University in Quebec. I thought that he was teasing me, with all his compliments. My future husband, one generation older than me! All the conditions were reunited… Shortly after this encounter, my very active youth full of turmoil would end when I married him. I was barely 20 years old. I became the spouse of the most popular singer of his time, and the most prolific Artist ever found in Haiti.
My very first big appearance in public was at the Fifth International Festival of Song and Voice in Puerto Rico (October 1979) with the song “Thank you” (Merci), which amazed the Latin-American assistance. This song consecrated the Duet and conferred to me the title of Best Haitian Author-composer and interpreter.
This is how I made my debut as a singer. When I returned to Haiti, a show was presented at the Rex Theatre to introduce this new voice to the local public. I was acclaimed by a standing ovation and from now on, my presence next to my husband was demanded on stages by my numerous fans.
As the Leader of my own production company and with the support of a solid team with competences in fields related to art and show business, I have definitely turned my back to the scene and exclusively manages the conception and organization of the artistic and cultural part of major events.
The most recent ones are: The official launch of the AIDS International Candlelight Memorial on May 16th, 2009, in the town of Milot, located in Northern Haiti.
AIMER HAITI Cultural event to close the workshop of this organization / “Sugar Cane Historical Park” (Parc Historique de la Canne à Sucre), October 22nd, 2009.
33rd Biannual Conference of the CARICOM’s Committee of the Central Banks Governors - Closing Ceremony and Artistic Gala. / Tara’s, October 30th, 2009.
Christmas Celebration at the Karibe Convention Center, December 23rd, 2009.
Fairy-like Nights at “The Enchanted Hill” in the South East of Haiti, near Marigot - Celebration of the passage to Year 2010. / December 30th, 2009 and January 2nd, 2010
From now on, I am a true Icon in the world of music and special events, I remain a recognized reference as I continue to inspire many.
And I am Yole Derose...