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    2013 new single of viktwa album

    "Every onlooker is either a coward or a traitor." — Frantz Fanon

    “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.” Frederick Douglass

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    Review of diSip press conference and album release for VIKTWA
    Miami, Fl- The band diSip invited the media to their press conference which was held at Moca Café in Miami on 7/11/2013 to announce the release of their sophomore album entitled: VIKTWA. The media and fans alike where out in force to support this press conference which was hosted by Sever Levaincoeur of Radio 1340 AM, who gave a brief but concise introduction to the band including a preview of all 12 tracks. The atmosphere was “spiritual” for lack of a better word because the band started the press conference with a group prayer. The religious references did not end there. The album’s front cover has a cross in the background; In fact, Lead singer Gazzman Couleur is leaning on that cross wearing his usual eccentric fashion while continuing a strong Christian theme illustrated by the band’s name itself, diSip which means disciple.


    The manager for the band Patrick Fabre informed the press that the CD is already sold out and that all 7,000 printed CDs have already been distributed throughout the United States, Haiti, Canada, France and the Lesser Antilles but a shipment is expected the very next day. Public Relations Firm SAVA PR handled this affair and at this point, Vanessa Joseph and Sara Bertrand have basically taken over these types of events in the HMI at least for the Miami market.


    The band sat on a panel with a backdrop of the band’s name and new CD: VIKTWA which included their very own website: dISIp | "Nou Se diSip". The public is encouraged to make use of the website to bolster the band’s new image of transparency. Gazzman Couleur, the Lead singer of diSip was true to form. Gazzman knows how to handle the press and brought with him the charisma and authenticity which came through in all his answers effortlessly. Gazzman admits to being renowned for “stirring the pot” yet a seemingly controversial titled song named “Judah,” synonymous with the notion of betrayal and/or “back-stabbing” that is allegedly rampant within the Haitian community was brushed off by the artist as being just a “farouche”. Thus the song “Judah” the artist added is used within context of the Haitian culture meaning that the intention is simply to provoke or even to pester the listening audience to elicit some sort of comedic or extreme reaction and parody the distrustful nature of Haitians towards one another. Although Gazzman refers to himself as the leader of the band and even has a title song indicating the latter, pleaded with the audience to avoid marginalizing the equally important supporting band members which comprise diSip. I pointed out to the singer that HB is in full agreement and personally met with every single member of the band prior to the press conference.


    diSip’s summer tour schedule gave all indications that the band plans to tour several remote cities in Haiti such as Trouin, Torbeck and Roche a Bateau. This was intriguing to the press and some remarks were made alluding to perhaps a political ulterior motive behind the touring scheduling and some even asked Gazzman if this was his pseudo-Presidential Campaign? In his rebuttal, Mr. Couleur stated that all options were on the table as it relates to his life’s journey and especially to his future opportunities should they become available because as a person of faith, if he were to be selected or voted into public office “by the people of Haiti” to lead his country, this would only mean that God himself anointed or ordained him to do so.


    HB asked 3 questions at the press conference and the answers where vague and matter a fact. First, we wanted to know why the CD was entitled VIKTWA or victory and the answer was simply because it is always a “victory” to release a new CD. Second, HB inquired about what the band hoped to achieve with this new album and how in their opinion would this album be different than the previous and where would this effort place the band in terms of the HMI hierarchy of top bands in the industry? The response given by Gazzman was that every time an artist or band releases an album, the objective is obviously to surpass their competition and improve upon the previous projects. Some clever marketing elements such as Gazzman’s picture depicted upside down on a poster was explained as the band wanting to differentiate itself from the rest by branding their colorful and unique style which the public has come to expect. The press conference wrapped up with some photo-ops, CD signing along with personal interviews with the band granted to recognized TV, Radio, Internet-Based Media, Photographers and the Written-Press.


    HB would like to thank diSip and its team for this invitation and wish them continued success. HB extends a special thank you to Gabriel Bloncourt Photography for covering this event in collaboration with Haitianbeatz.Com.


    Stephane Achille is a writer for Haitianbeatz and is currently a Registered Nurse Educator and Adjunct Nursing Faculty member at Fortis Institute (Formerly MedVance Institute). She is currently pursuing her second University degree in International Relations at Florida International University in Miami. She writes in a unique style called: “Atmospheric Writing”. For more info visit: Stephane Achille
    "Every onlooker is either a coward or a traitor." — Frantz Fanon

    “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.” Frederick Douglass

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