sergo decius the great haitian conga player

By: Huggues Sanon - June 4 2009, 5:05 AM

I HAVE TALKED AND WROTE ABOUT MANY GREAT HAITIANS WHO REPRESENT THE CULTURE OF HAITI.

AMONG THESE GREAT HAITIANS, FRANCOIS SERGO DECIUS IS NOT ONLY MADE HISTORY, BUT HE HELPED OTHER HATIANS TO MAKE HISTORY AS WELL.
TO TALK ABOUT HIM, IT WILL TAKE YEARS.

BUT, I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU AN IDEAL ABOUT WHO IS THIS GREAT HAITIAN CONGA PLAYER, PERCUSIONIST AND CONGA TEACHER.

FRANCOIS SERGO DESIUS IS A WELL-KNOWN HAITIAN CONGA PLAYER, CONGA TEACHER AND PERCUSIONIST WHO WAS RAISED IN AN ENVIIRONMENT WHERE LATIN MUSIC, MORE SPECIFICALLY FROM CUBAN ORIGIN WHICH HIS FATHER USED TO PLAY ALL THE TIME.

BECAUSE OF HEALTH PURPOSES, HE WENT TO LIVE AT ST VINCENT AND ST TRINITY SCHOOL AND CAMPUS WHERE HE DID ALL HIS STUDIES.

AT ST TRINITY SCHOOL, HIS MAJOR WAS MUSIC.

AFTER GRADUATED AT THESE TWO GREAT SCHOOLS, FRANCOIS SERGO DECIUS WENT IN EVERY CORNER OF HAITI TO STUDY THE TRADITIONAL VOODOO ROOTS.

IN 1983 SERGO DECIUS MET JIMMY JEAN FELIX AND BEGUN TO PLAY MUSIC TOGETHER WITH HIM WITH THE INTENTION TO FORM A BAND. THAT HOW HE BEGUN HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

SERGO DECIUS IS KNOWN AS THE MASTER OF CONGA IN THE HAITIAN COMMUNITY AND HAS SO MANY STUDENTS WHO BECOME GREAT CONGO PLAYER AND PERCUSIONIST AS WELL. HE WAS HONORED TO ACCOMPANY SOME VERY WELL-KNOWN HAITIANS ARTISTS SUCH AS: BEETHOVA ABAS, EMMELINE MICHEL, ANSY DESROSE, GUY DUROSIER, JOE TROUILLOT, CAROLE DESMESMIN JOHN LITTLETON, TO NAME A FEW.

SERGO DECIUS ALSO TOOK PART IN VARIOUS MUSICAL GROUPS SUCH AS: PIKO RANAYA, MARASSA, SPASH, PAPASH, ZIGZAG, OZON, KATA, CULTURE SHOCK, FILANTROP, ETINCILLE, ECHO DES JEUNES, SUPER FLAMBEAU, TRIO, MENESTRELS, REVELATION AND MUCH MORE. HE WORKED AND PLAYED WITH GREAT MUSICIANS LIKE YVES BOYER ( CHICO), TIDO LAVEAUX, PIERRE RIGAUD CHERY, MAGGY JEAN LOUIS, RONALD DALENCOURT, LOULOU DADAILLE, DADOU BASKET ETC. HE SPENT 3 YEARS IN JAPON PROMOTING THE TRADITIONAL VOODOO RHYTHMS.

FRANCOIS SERGO DECIUS HAS HIS OWN SOLO ALBUM ON THE MUSICAL MARKET AND STILL HELPING ARTISTS, BANDS ON RECORDING STUDIOS TO DO THEIR PROJECTS.

I HOPE THAT THIS BRIEF INFORMATION IS ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE THE PERSON OF FRANCOIS SERGO DECIUS.

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