1 Lèkol Toupatou (School Everywhere)
Following more than two years of recording audio and video, succeeded by painstaking editing, Madame Marie-Marthe Balin Franck Paul, Principal at College Canapé-Vert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and her Team are launching Lèkol Toupatou (Haitian Kréyol for School Everywhere) on April 20, 2022. Hallelujah!
Viergela Jeannot Jean, Marie Marthe Balin Franck Paul, Lijensky Raphaël,
Mona Messeroux Philippe, and Natacha Desmangues Romage.
Sticking Up For Children is among the sources of music for the programming that
will be aired over Radio Caraibes. Radio Caraibes reaches across Haiti with stations
in Cap Haitien, Hache, Jacmel, Jeremie, and more. It broadcasts to the Haitian
diaspora through stations in Miami, Boston, Brooklyn, Montreal, and more.
"Now," says Madame Marie Marthe Balin Franck Paul, "anyone with a mobile phone has access to Lessons and entire Modules from the textbook for first-year students,
Mon Livre Unique. "Universal literacy can be a reality in Haiti. It's my life's dream come true."
Hear Madame Franck-Paul's Greeting to students across Haiti and in the Haitian diaspora HERE. Check out six LESSONS from the Team--in Escriture, Languages, and Mathematique--with introductory MUSIC from Boukman Eksperyans, the Suspect Many, and Rivers of Dreams BELOW/
Sticking Up For Children's Partner in music for Lèkol Toupatou is one that exemplifies the Power of Good--JAMBAR.
JAMBAR, the new 'Organic Artisan Energy Bar' has since its Launch in October 2021
benefited nine Partners in the United States and Haiti that provide music-education and opportunities for exercise and excellence to students.
2 Honoring Artists and Educators
(Germaine Bazzle Day first of 2022)
April 7, 2022 was GERMAINE BAZZLE DAY in the City of New Orleans.
Germaine Bazzle, a performing artist of international renown and an educator in
New Orleans and Louisiana since the early 1950s, turned 90 on March 28, 2022.
The previous night Germaine led her Trio (Peter Harris, Herlin Riley, and Larry Sieberth) in two sets at New Orleans prime venue for Jazz, Snug Harbor.
Germaine Bazzle is a Multiple Wonder! Her accomplishments resemble those
of several great women who lead efforts with which Sticking Up For Children
is glad to work. Marie-Marthe Balin Franck Paul, Marie-Jo Poux, Marie-Lyne Pasteur
of the Youpi Youpi School, ...
Germaine was the subject for three Hours of interview and music in the 'Spiritual
as Music' series led by Maryse Philippe Déjean. You may be amazed by Germaine's memories and her artistry with bands over several decades!
You can also see her honored by the City of New Orleans and the City Council in March 2020, a splendid occasion recorded on this site.
On April 7, 2022 Germaine received another standing ovation, including all of the
City Council and more than 50 musicians assembled to argue for support of live
music across New Orleans and particularly in the French Quarter.
See and hear the CHEERING here.