With an album of lost footage from his uncle, Desouvre encourages people to live their lives to the fullest with Miami’s own “Unforgettable” moment. Like the rise of vinyl sales Desouvre hopes to bring to life the music his late uncle Daniel Coulanges. Kendall resident Yanatha Desouvre shares a heartwarming and remarkable story (featured in the Miami Herald, Miami New Times and WLRN’s The Public Story Teller an NPR affiliate) on http://tinyurl.com/danielcoulanges about one of the world’s finest guitarists, Daniel Coulanges. In 1989, two years before Magic Johnson announced he was HIV positive, Coulanges lost his life to AIDS; he was a mere 28 years old. Although his life ended far too soon, his legacy will last forever. Desouvre is using Coulanges music to raise awareness about HIV, encouraging everyone to know their own HIV status. This is important everywhere, but especially in Miami-Dade County, which Care Sources indicates is the number one county in Florida for new cases of HIV.
Paying tribute to a lost loved one can weigh heavily on our hearts. But Kendall resident Yanatha Desouvre has made it his mission to help the world know and remember his guitarist uncle and godfather, Daniel Coulanges, who died in 1989 at 28 of HIV/AIDS complications.
“Imagine the musicians Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, or Amy Winehouse, who all died at a very young age, had some rare unheard creative works that were never shared with the world. What would you do to get that music to the world?” Desouvre said in email.
He last saw his godfather 27 years ago when Desouvre was an 11-year-old boy. Coulanges, was a classical Haitian guitarist, “like his award-winning, world-renowned accomplished older brother Amos Coulanges.” Another uncle in the musical family, Nito Coulanges, was in the Haitian gospel band, Echo Mysteriuex.
Desouvre discovered his late godfather’s music through its remarkable journey to him.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/community-voices/article112293027.html#storylink=cpy
“When I saw the video, with each guitar string my godfather plucked, I cried and cried. I was 11 years old when I last saw uncle Daniel alive. My godfather was speaking directly to me with each and every guitar string he plucked.”, Desouvre spoke. With tears in his eyes, he continued, “I feel I've been called to do something to keep him alive through his music.” That is exactly what Desouvre is doing.
The dynamic daughter –daddy writing duo have returned with Proud to Be. Reanna and Yanatha Desouvre with Proud to Be brings us a book that majestically honors and celebrates family, culture and heritage in beautiful culturally blended family. Joyfully celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Easter, Passover and Haitian Independence Day on January 1st, the adventures never stop.
On a stage in Staten Island almost 30 years ago, a host grabbed the mike and announced the next performer, a Haitian classical guitarist.
"One of the world's finest guitarists, Daniel Coulanges," he said. "Please welcome Mr. Coulanges."
Wearing a charcoal-gray suit and a black bow tie, Coulanges took a seat on a black piano bench against a backdrop of verdant treetops. Without further ado, he moved his fingers up and down the neck of his guitar, strumming out the chords of "Killing Me Softly."
Coulanges died of AIDS shortly after the performance, in 1989. His godson and nephew Yanatha Desouvre says he wept when he saw footage of the Staten Island performance for the first time earlier this year. Now, Desouvre, a Kendall resident who works in IT at the University of Miami, is raising money to have the audio remastered and released to honor his uncle's legacy and encourage people to get tested for HIV.
This weekend there's a party and you are invited....celebrate the excitement and nervousness of pursuing one's passion, passionately
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DESOUVRE’S NOVEL TAKES READERS ON A DANGEROUS QUEST
Desouvre captures the complexity of the human spirit in this fictional, yet realistic culturally relevant mystery
MIAMI, FL – SATURDAY, APRIL 16th
Everyone is invited to this virtual book launch party on Facebook and celebrate with Yanatha Desouvre on his birthday April 16th, 2016 the release of his long awaited debut novel "To Whom Much is Given - A Grayson Goodman Novel" Goodman Chronicles Book One.
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“Engaging and impossible to put down”, To Whom Much is Given, is Yanatha Desouvre's debut novel which readers have described as “James Bond meets Luther; with a dash of Marvel’s X-Men and Mission Impossible sprinkled with Haitian hot sauce.” Among action packed cliff hangers, Desouvre captures the complexity of the human spirit in this fictional, yet realistic culturally relevant mystery brimming in believable and intentionally broken characters, leaving you wondering what is next for this witty and courageous crew.
Childhood friends Grayson and Amara, along with Dominique, Amara's closest friend join together on a dangerous pursuit to rescue Amara's nephew Jason. Little do they know where this quest will take them and how dangerous are the forces behind this kidnapping. The darkness of the past haunts these brave friends as they embark on this journey. Will they be able to save Jason in time?
Yanatha Desouvre, a prolific author, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Philadelphia, P.A. Desouvre has written nine books, titled, “Walk Through this Journey: Volume One and Two (The Next Step Forward); A Family Affair; Savor the Moments, An Essential Guide to Windows 10 and his best-selling children's book “Big Sister, Little Sister (also available in French, Spanish and Haitian Creole)” available now on amazon.com. Desouvre released “Walk Through this Journey: Volume One” and Savor the Moments as audiobooks, now available through iTunes and Google Play stores. Desouvre has also created several successful mobile apps for iOS and Android devices
YA GOTTA BELIEVE
WHAT THE NEW YORK METS HAVE TAUGHT ME
“We have a tough game something doesn’t go right we bounce back”
Terry Collins – NY Mets Manager
We all have something unique about us. We have all been given a gift or have something that we are passionate about. The question is, how are we using them to serve others.? Meet Yanatha Desouvre, a few years ago his former employer were upgrading their computers and was going to throw away or recycle the parts of the older ones. Yanatha, an IT Support Service Technician, knew that there was there was something they can do with the computers that organization no longer needed. He began working with Dr. Florence Bellande Robertson, the founder and Board of Directors member of Foundation Hope for Haiti, Inc. in South Florida, which mission is to support the essential humanitarian programs improve the lives of Haitians. Over the years Foundation Hope for Haiti has improved healthcare, strengthened schools and nurtured communities in Haiti.
5 Essential tips for Windows 10 (Part 1)
Windows 10 has been out for a while now, so far it’s on over 76 million machines in over 192 countries, mainly because it’s a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.x usersuntil July 29th, 2016 that is. It’s an exciting and anxious time for 1.5 billion Windows users around the world. However, with these ‘5 Essential tips for Windows 10’ I hope to remove the anxiety and guide you through prosperity with Microsoft’s latest greatest operating system, Windows 10.
An Essential Guide to Windows 10, one step closer.
“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”
As we are in the midst of another holiday season I often think about the joys of giving and sharing. There are three areas that often come to my mind when it comes to giving and sharing, time, money and talent.
- In the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren one of the biggest things one can give anyone is their time. All of our time is very precious, something we will never get back, that is why it very important to know exactly how you use that time. First, I ask that you give these precious moments to yourself doing something you are passionate about. Secondly share your time with those who love you because there is nothing like it.
Perseverance |ˌpərsəˈvi(ə)rəns| noun
steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success:
"I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success, but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life."
-- Madeleine Albright, secretary of state #mondaymotivation
October is National Breast Cancer awareness month. My beautiful aunt is a breast cancer survivor. Her amazing strength and perseverance inspires everyday.
Your success lies with within your imagination. Think for a second if Walt Disney never used his creative power to create Mickey Mouse the Disney powerhouse wouldn't be here, or Bob Kane with Batman, Stan Lee with the X-Men and Spider-Man, Jerry Siegel or Joel Shuster for Superman, or Steve Jobs and his imagination ways to make things more simple and resourceful and so many of those whose imagination changed things.
Many may laugh at your unorthodox ideas, however those are the priceless ones.
According to Columbia University: Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Center
Transformational teaching: emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the development of higher-order thinking and communication skills.
How many of you remember the teachers/counselors that have changed your life?
"Dealing with difficult people can make anyone easily frustrated and annoyed. However...
"It has not been an easy life for me or for most of you reading this message however
Day 13 "Death" "The one thing we all have in common is that we'll all die one day. Let's make the most... #robinwilliams #michaelbrown #dailygratitude #savorthemoments
Day 12 "Sleep" "I may not get the sleep that I want, however I'm grateful...
Day 11 "Late nights, early mornings and I am often misunderstood