La reine Doualé est morte… Vive la nouvelle reine Clémentine. Passe-Partout 2.0

Rédigé par Sabine Démosthènes

À celle qui a bercé mon enfance avec la fameuse berceuse créole.

À celle dont on me taquinait souvent jusqu’à l’âge adulte en m’appelant Doualé.

La charmante petite marionnette des Caraïbes a rendu l’âme (je pleure comme les pleureuses des enterrements haïtiennes).

Repose en paix ma chère Doualé dans les placards de Télé-Québec. Tu vas me manquer.

Doualé

1977-2018!

Mais gloire à la nouvelle marionnette des Antilles. Elle sera digne d’un enfant d’origine haïtienne sans aucun accent. J’ouvre une petite paranthèse à certaines personnes de mon passé qui trouvait que j’étais étrange vu que je n’avais pas d’accent comme eux et vu que je n’avais pas d’accent, il trouvait que je n’étais pas une vraie haïtienne comme eux. Je ne perdrais pas trop de temps à vider mon sac mais je suis extrêmement contente que la chère Clémentine va représenter des jeunes enfants québécois d’origine haïtienne qui sont fiers de marier leurs cultures haïtiennes et québécoises. Je ferme la parenthèse.

Revenons à Clémentine.

Elle fera son entrée glorieuse sur les ondes de Télé-Québec dans la nouvelle version de Passe-Partout.

Passe-Partout 2.0

Soudainement, la tristesse du départ de Doualé est un plus facile à accepter avec la venue de Clémentine.

En passant, mon Fardoche sera un fermier noir! Pour ceux et celles qui sont en train de se révolter parce que Fardoche devrait être comme la version originale que Pierre Dufresne a si bien interprété et il doit être un caucasien, svp, calmez-vous.

Premièrement, nous sommes en 2018  et deuxièmement, pourquoi pas. Les deux acteurs qui auront joué ce personnage culte de la télévision québécoise sont deux excellents acteurs. Pierre Dufresne est un icône du théatre québécois. Et Widemir Normil est une légende également dans le monde du petit écran québécois. Widemir Normil est un sacré bon acteur et je suis si contente qui fera partie de cette équipe.

Un petit mot pour Widemir. Est-ce que ça serait possible que Fardoche 2.0 chanterait une version de la chanson des légumes avec un petit remix version 2018 et qu’il pourrait s’inspirer des chansons de Biggy Smalls, Wu-Tang, Tropicana d’Haïti, James Brown, Patrick Norman, Beau Dommage et Offenbach?  Je serais très heureuse.

 

Widemir Normil

Bravo à l’équipe de production de Passe-Partout 2.0. J’ai très hâte de découvrir à nouveau cette émission qui m’a si marqué (ah, les états d’âmes de Passe-Partout).

Je me demande si Ti-Brin sera de retour en version Hipster. Ce petit rebel avec son manteau de cuir.

Svp, pas de Mélodie. Elle était tellement fatiguante (je vous épargne des mots pas très gentils qui démontrent mon mécontentement vis-à-vis de cette bébé la la. Ok, Sab, calme toi).

Melodie

Voici une preuve de son côté fatiguante en …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p85XTiS6kjU

Hm, peut-être que les fameux gardiens (et non gardiennes) de Cannelle et Pruneau (Cannelle et Pruneau chantent une chanson, Cannelle dit les mots, Pruneau fait les sons… Je me rappelle encore de cette chanson oh wow, c’est intense) qui étaient des étudiants de l’UQAM auront finalement décidé de faire des études supérieures à l’UdeM au sommet de la montagne (je suis une bleue dans l’âme).

Est-ce que Pellerin et Pellerine sont encore ensemble ou comme ils vont partis de la statistique montante du taux de divorce?

Passe-Partout

J’attends avec impatience le remix 2018 de Passe-Partout.

Passe-Partout 2.0

http://www.telequebec.tv

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Quoi penser des VMA…

Suite au Gala des MTV Videos Music Award 2018, disons que nos analystes ne fuent pas très impréssionnés par l’hommage que la Reine du Pop a rendu à la Reine du Soul.

Laissons nos analystes s’expliquer.

De la part de l’équipe du Chronicle et du Northside, on tient à donner nos condoléances à la famille et aux amis de la grande Aretha Franklin.

Aretha Franklin

A nice chat with Fabrice Tardieu

I’ve always been very proud of my Haitian heritage. I’m even prouder of when I discover some of the most inspiring Haitians having success in their endeavors and are proud to showcase our beautiful culture.

Speaking of inspiring Haitian entrepreneur, I have the chance to have a fun and really cool chat with one of the most famous designers in America Fabrice Tardieu. He is passionate, insightful and clearly very smart.

Let’s discover this classy and fabulous human being.

Sab: You were born in Haiti, The Pearl of the Antilles and you went to Paris to continue your college education. Could you tell us about your experience of leaving Haiti to go to France to discover the city of light?

FT: Moving to Paris on my own at such a young age was very challenging and scary.

But at the end, it is certainly the best thing that could have happened to me professionally. It opened my eyes on so many different levels. But the most important was the different cultures it exposed me to. I believe one of the reasons my brand is successful today is because I am able to understand what each market is looking for and feels comfortable buying. Therefore, I design collections that are understood by the North American, European and Middle Eastern markets due to my understanding of their cultures. 

Sab: After college, you were an intern for Giorgio Armani and you did work for the fashion house after your internship. What is the biggest lesson from this once in a lifetime experience?

FT: My biggest lesson from Giorgio Armani has been:

  1. To always Design a collection that has a very strong identity that is recognizable from a mile away.
  2. Distribute to a minimal number of places while maximizing sales
  3. Always be on top of everyone from the assistant designers to the warehouse guys.

These were the main guidelines from My first brand shirt Bogosse back in 2004 and today 14 years later I am still applying the same rules.

Sab: Did it come naturally to mix your artistically side with your analytic side together?

FT: My business side is actually what put me in touch with my artistic side. God gifted me with the talent of understanding what people would like to wear. I, therefore, became a designer without ever learning how to even draw. It has always been something I visualized. My talent has been to be able to communicate these visions into others and bringing them into life.


Sab: I find it inspiring that we see more and more Haitian designer like Stella Jean and yourself making some waves in the fashion world.

In our culture, our parents want us to be the greatest doctors, lawyers, engineers you name it out there. Even if we may have some artistic aspirations, they will strongly recommend you to put that aside.

Do you feel that slowly but surely, this mentality is changing since more and more artistic Haitians artists are having success in their field?

 

FT: I think that we do see more and more young kids of Haitian descent take an artistic direction. I believe it is a bit more accepted now due to social media. What I mean by that, more and more people have access to information and can clearly visualize success stories. Whereas in the past if you didn’t read an article or was told about a brand or an artist etc… you would have never known about them.

Sab: A quick Haitian food questions for you:

a) Griot ou Lambi?
b) Riz djon-djon ou du riz à pois?
c) Accras ou pâté?

FT: Accras for appetizers, griot with duri ak pwa to finish with lambi and duri djondjon.

Sab: I could eat Lambi with duri djondjon all day, every day.

FT: That’s right I EAT LIKE AN ANIMAL!

Sab: I love asking this question. What would you tell to the young 19 years old aspiring fashion designer if you could go back in time?

 

FT: Never take the word NO personally. Keep trying until no becomes maybe and maybe becomes YES!

 In fashion, you get turned down constantly by buyers, manufacturers, banks, etc… It is one of the most challenging business in my opinion. You can only succeed at this if you are truly passionate about it and NEVER GIVE UP!

Thank you, Fabrice, for this opportunity to have a quick chat with you.

 Most welcome….

https://www.fabricetardieu.com

Fabrice Tardieu

Le Trio en délire… Volume Uno

Écrit et filmé par Sabine Démosthènes

Quand tu réunis ”The Preacher”, ”Le Fou Éduqué” et de ”Brain Gal”, tu ne peux pas savoir à quoi t’attendre.

Une des questions du jour était si LeBron est un héros ou pas.

Regardons ce débat avec attention.

 

Le trio était d’accord que LeBron est considéré comme un héros.

Yeah.

Bon, passons au prochain sujet.

Dans une des épisodes de South Park, le professeur de la gang a dit aux petits enfant: La drogue, c’est mal…

Ce prochain segment est un avertissement pour notre belle petite jeunesse.

Ce n’est pas bon la drogue les enfants.

Ah, les questions à la Sab. Il y a une leçon à retenir à la fin.

Restez brancher à la même Batchaîne, à la même Batheure avec ce trio.

Northside!

Le trio:

Le Fou Éduqué – Donald Démosthènes

The Preacher – Gregory Renaud

Micky  – Mikelsie Féquière

The heat is on!

Written by Sabine Demosthenes

The heat is on…

The heat is on, on…

I’m trying to sing one of Glenn Frey’s classic songs. I was always singing this song when I was younger. My dear Mamma’s poor ears, singing was never my greatest attribute.

It’s so hot in Montreal and yes, we are complaining, like little babies. Let’s all remember our state of mind from November to April.

I was the first one to chant like a gospel singer that I cannot take this cold weather anymore. Even if I’m a very proud child born in the NorthSide, the North Pole.

I’m being a little bit too melodramatic. But damn, it’s so hot outside.

Even Raymonde’s plant (in memory of my father-in-law) in my living room is all saggy.

But the heat was worse Sunday night. While I was watching the highlights of the World Cup match between Haiti hmm I mean Brazil vs Mexico (what a game!), I went to check my Twitter account.

And boom! I thought I was passing out because of the heat (ok ok, I have AC at home but still), I saw a tweet that King Lebron is going to the City of Angels.

Holy macaroni!

For two days, I had to contain myself. But with the first official episode of The NorthSide, I will let our Educated Fool analyze this historic trade. I wonder if the Educated Fool will talk about Kobe Bryant not being the golden child of the Lakers anymore.

The heat is really on…

I got Toronto on my mind

Written by Sabine Demosthenes

I’ve still got Toronto on my mind, even after a few days back to the city of a thousand church bells, Montreal.

It wasn’t my first time in the Tdot, but it was my first time alone as an adult in the city. A few days disconnecting with my usual non-orthodox routine, that is – my crazy life, and without speaking the Molière language was interesting.

Montreal does have a special European charm and a certain je ne sais quoi, but Toronto is more a cosmopolitan city, with hidden treasures to be found every few streets.

I was in Toronto especially to listen to a nice conversation.

This conversation was insightful, funny, charming and so authentic. I’m really happy to have been part of it as a listener. Especially since part of this dynamic duo is my ultimate favorite journalist and person I try to emulate the most in this kind of journalism.

He is one of the most respected men in this field.

Nick Clooney is the journalist I am talking about. I won’t deny, listening to him gave me chills. Listening to him talk about Hazim “Haz’ Avdal, a young Yazidi Iraki refugee who is like a second son to him, I saw the pride of a father whose son gave him hope to believe in goodness in people again.

Both Amal and Nick were proud family members when they spoke about Az, as well as with Nadia Murad. Nadia is a young Yazidi woman that was captured by Isis. She escaped with some scars, but that hasn’t stopped her from being the sister, the mother and the ultimate superwoman to all the Yazidis.

She is proudly fighting the good fight with her secret weapon, Amal Clooney.

Amal is more than the woman who married one of the biggest movie stars in the world and one heck of a director (come on, Good Night and Good Luck was a masterpiece).

Yes, the media talks about her latest look. I do have to admit, she mixes fun and sassiness in her look like the majority of us women in this world aim to do.

There is even a blog dedicated to her fashion sense, but my point is that even the blog dedicated to her fashion sense talks about the cause that she cherishes. I definitely have more respect for a blog like the one I’m talking about over the TMZs of the world.

Why she is more than a celebrity?

It’s because, like Audrey Hepburn, her main focus is to shine light on causes that may not been known or talked about much. It’s not be easy to have this growth in attention when only 6 years ago, she could go to eat at her favorite Italian restaurant in Notting Hill without being mobbed by a hundred photographers.

But she has a good co-pilot in George and a good family unit that will continue to be her fortress.

I came back to Montreal with a refreshing perspective on life and the act of compassion.

I didn’t think that the city of Toronto would be the type to remind me to continue being compassionate and to keep up the good fight.

Speaking of keeping up the good fight, the best boxing trainer is in Toronto! Go check him out, Jorge Blanco. If you are in Montreal, you are not forgotten. You can train here in Montreal as well.

I’m so overdue that I will give my coach a call.

In the end, Toronto and Montreal are the perfect couple (except in the NHL). They are complementary to each other.

Can we take this as an example and be more complementary to each other as human beings, especially with regard to compassion and human decency?

I did see it last weekend in the Tdot!

http://spaniard.ca

Clooney Foundation For Justice official website

Did Deadpool pass the Alex Armony-Fridman test?

Written by Alex Armony-Fridman

The first Deadpool movie almost didn’t happen, it was only because someone at Fox leaked the test footage and the fans demanded to see a full feature movie that Deadpool was made.

It crushed records, beating all other sony superhero movies while on a relatively low budget, it was the second highest grossing R rated movie of all time, after Passion of the Christ and spawned other R rated superhero movies like Logan.

But even with such a high bar, Deadpool 2 did what few other sequels do and actually built on what the fans loved from the first one.

The movie was fantastic.

The first thing that the movie did right was add way more meta jokes, Deadpool himself mentions all three reasons mentioned earlier as to why Deadpool 1 was so great. The movie had way more meta humour than Deadpool 1, even going as far as to make fun of the DC Universe.

I do however think that most can agree that the best part was the second post credit scene when Deadpool “unfucks the timeline”. The movie’s plot was engaging and fast paced, the humor and action was well balance and some might even say that this movie surpasses Deadpool 1.

In conclusion, if you haven’t seen Deadpool 2 yet, go see it, and stay for the post credit scenes, you will not regret it.