by Ricot Marc Sony
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – On the sidelines of the third edition of the festival “Encounters of Creole Cultures”, Jaden Pwezi welcomed Sunday the writer Franckétienne, guest of honor of this edition dedicated, moreover, to the island of Reunion.
Poetry recitals, slams, songs, this prologue evening drew a pleasant road towards the next days.
In a style a little sober, with a broad smile on his face, the author of “Mûr à crever”, spoke in front of more than a hundred people attentive and eager to listen to one of the greatest Haitian scholarly artists. 19659002] Franckétienne conducted the talk intermittently, sometimes he talks about his vision for Haiti, sometimes he talks about his childhood.
“The spiral is a little like that, it's the discontinuity of the story, and take it back, without forgetting where we were,” he says.
A Franck who is tired of talking about literature but rather about his life, which he considers an example for the people who are present. With a little irony he says “I can not talk all the time about my books, literature, sometimes I do not even understand what I write”. Franckétienne prefers to evoke his memories in Ravine Sèche where he was born, a small area of the province located in the department of Artibonite, 87 km from Port-au-Prince.
Raised in Port-au-Prince, Franckétienne admits that he did not have an easy childhood, especially in the conditions in which his mother gave birth to him. “That's what makes me an artist and a writer. If I had had an easy childhood, I could have been a writer, but not the one I am right now. ”
Franckétienne uses a scholarly verve to navigate the subjects that are close to his heart, such as the inexistence of death, supra consciousness, quantum physics, …
Concerned with public attention, Franckétienne detailed what he calls the trilogy of evil, in which the painter constitutes the alliance between sex, power and money. In a light, humorous atmosphere, he shared many memories and revealed that he smoked at the age of six.
After the chat, Jaden Pwezi continued in a poetic atmosphere, as usual, with Coutchève Lavoie Aupont, host of the evening, who called on several tellers and tellers to declaim texts. Marie Murielle Morné, split an interpretation of Vyero by Emeline Michel and the public was able to enjoy artists such as Ed Dariliks, Eklips, Kevin, …
Note that the association Vagues Littéraires, a carrier of the festival, has donated about twenty books of Franckétienne to Jaden Sanba to launch a collection of books for the project of library of this new cultural center in the Creole Haitian landscape.
Jaden Pwezi is a weekly event realized every Sunday at the local Jaden Sanba O. Street
Note that Encounters Creole cultures is launched since Monday Tap Tap Cafe. This cultural event has been organized since October 2017 by the association Vagues Littéraires.
Several conferences, talks and workshops will be held in Port-au-Prince. The initiators of the festival believe that culture should not take a break. Even in times of crisis, cultural diversity, precisely Creole culture must be put forward.
Ricot Marc Sony