Archive | March 2019

Haiti – Cuba : 25th anniversary of the Haitian vocal group «Desandann»

Repeating Islands


A report from Haiti Libre.

The vocal group “Desandann”, composed of ten singers from the Camagüey professional choir, descendants of Haitians living in Cuba for several generations, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a series of activities in the capital of the central province of Cuba.

During the concert given at Camagüey’s Principal Theater, the vocal group Desandann showed a range of his repertoire, which includes traditional songs, Haitian folk songs and compositions of the Group. The show was completed, for the Haitian side, by the performances of Caidije, the oldest of the Haitian-Cuban groups, founded in 1926 by Fanm Zetwal, the only exclusively women group of its kind, composed of fifteen women from the neighboring province of Ciego de Avila, and the frontyè group of the singer Marcelo Andrés Luis (member of Desandann). Cuban music was represented thanks to the Imagen quartet and the Voces duo of Teresita Romero…

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When is the Best Time of Year to Release a Book?…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Self-Publishing Review:

In Hollywood, there’s a pretty set calendar for when movies are released: horror movies are usually released around Halloween, high-concept blockbusters in the summer, Oscar movies start in November, movies that aren’t blockbusters or Oscar contenders in February.

Does the book trade follow the same release schedule?

The answer is, more or less, yes.

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Call for Submissions: There Is Strength In Our Stories

Brave & Reckless

In honor of Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, Blood Into Ink and We Will Not Be Silenced are putting out a call for submissions for your lived experience of sexual harassment and assault. We believe that there is strength in our collective voices. We believe our work is not done.  Writing and art accepted for There Is Strength In Our Stories will be published on Blood Into Ink’s website and through the BII social media accounts, as well as on the We Will Not Be Silenced Facebook page during the month of April 2019.

Writers and artists can submit up to three pieces of creative work (poetry, prose, essay, and/or original artwork.)  Pieces of writing should be limited in length (under 1,500 words.)   Using a pen name or publishing anonymously is acceptable.  You will be asked to provide a brief biography (75 words or less.)

Please do not consider…

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