iciHaiti – Obituary : The talented musician, Marc André Lamarre has left us
12/06/2021 11:12:29

iciHaiti - Obituary : The talented musician, Marc André Lamarre has left us

The Ministry of Culture mourns the departure of the talented musician, Marc André Lamarre at the age of 90, on June 9, 2021.

A native of Saint-Marc, he was the 12th of 15 children. Between Marc and Haitian music, it’s a love story. In the gallery of musicians of the 1950s who contributed to the enrichment of our musical heritage, the name of Marc Lamarre appears in the list is essential.

Passionate about music, author, composer, Maestro, Conductor, Marc André Lamarre had the chance to know and especially to work with all the big names in Haitian music: Raoul Guillaume and the Guillaume brothers, Nono Lamy, Michel Desgrottes, Guy Durosier, Les frères Dor, Nemours Jean Baptiste, Webert Sicot and Jazz des Jeunes, to name but a few.

“Haïti en Musique”, the latest production by Marc André Lamarre is a living testimony of his contribution to the influence and dissemination of Haitian Music. History will remember his name.

He published his very first collection of a series of books on music in his residence at Delmas 33 opposite the Hôpital la Paix : “Haiti en musique”, on October 25, 2020, when he was about to turn 91 .

His departure is a great loss for Haitian music and leaves a great void at the National Institute of Music of Haiti (INAMUH). Pradel Henriquez, the Minister of Culture presents his sympathies to the family of the deceased, to relatives and to all his fellow musicians affected by his departure.

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