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Eddie Santos


Report By Jany Tomba

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Legendary Haitian artist Geo Remponeau celebrated his 90th birthday on September 16 2006 at Casegha in Queens New York. The event was organized by Mr Fritz Lafontant who is an old friend of Remponeau and a leading member of CASEGHA-USA, which is an Association of Former Scouts & Guides of Haiti

Remponeau is the co-founder of the art movement in Haiti in the 1940's and helped create the Centre d'Art in Haiti where many artists took roots. Remponeau was joined by his family and friends who flew in from other countries and states to honor him.

The event was a successful collaboration of the members of Casegha and of his family and friends. It was a step back in time when his friends reminisced about life in the 1940's. They recited moving poetry, testimonies and sang old traditional scout songs. The evening was highlighted by the abundantly delicious Haitian cuisine which everyone seemed to enjoy.

We are all very blessed to have been there with a healthy Pageo on his 90th birthday.
Hail to Pageo!

PuertoRicans.Com Ceo/Founder Eddie Santos was also invited to cover an event in Washington, DC where Mr Remponeau was also honor last Nov. 2005. Over 100 Haitian Art enthusiasts including Haitian Ambassador The Honorable Raymond Joseph, Haitian Art Society President Larry Kent and other supporters, gathered at the Haitian Embassy in Washington D.C. on November 19, 2005 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Centre D'Art in Port-Au-Prince Click here for more information