Issue 74 - January 22, 2004

Rah Rah
Haitian Musicians

Rah Rah
(Haitian Musicians)

Limited Edition Giclee

Signed & Numbered by the Artist

UNFRAMED Size: 24"W x 12.5"H

Price: $475.00 USD

SALE PRICE: $375.00


"Rah Rah" are Haitian musicians, free-roaming bands that play a wonderfully hypnotic music. Wherever you hear the Rah Rah playing, there are bound to be lots of people trailing behind them, dancing in the streets.

Rah Rah use long reed pipes that give a deep haunting tone to the music. The music echoes off the hills, so you can never really tell where the Rah Rah are. In this painting, I used pointillist technique to represent the music flowing from the Rah Rah's pipes. The music is also wrapped around the woman who is joyfully dancing to the Rah Rah music.

Art for the New Millennium
African American Folk Art
Mari Hall ~ Artist

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A Giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay) is a very high end digitally produced archival quality print. Giclees are printed on archival substrates, such as Arches Cold Press watercolor papers, Somerset watercolor papers or specially prepared canvases, with archival, light fast inks, at a very high resolution. Depending on the medium of the original work, giclees are printed on paper or canvas. Watercolor paintings render very well on the watercolor papers, and oil paintings printed as canvas giclees have the rich tonal quality of original oil paintings. Canvas giclees are also coated with a special finishing media to protect the surface. Canvas giclees are stretched and framed as one would display an original oil painting. Watercolor giclees are typically framed behind glass, as one would do with an original watercolor painting.

Giclees capture and reproduce the nuance and splendor of the original work of art. Giclees are now found in MoMA and The Louvre. Giclees are used when the original painting is too fragile for exhibition. Giclees render very closely to the original work of art.