Fortune Family: Azor would not want flowers on his body
- Saturday, July 23, 2011 2:07 PM
Azor does not want flowers on his body, at least these are his wishes according to his family who say priority must be given to the education of his two children.
The money that would have been used for floral arrangements will instead go to support a fund to ensure Viergine and SÃ©bastien Forutne continue their studies, learned Le Nouvelliste .
The wife of Azor, Fortune Macena Augustine, on Thursday, followed through on a proposal from the former ambassador of Haiti to Japan, Marcel Duret, a friend and promoter of Azor, to open two savings accounts at Sogebank.
"The two accounts, one in gourdes and the other in dollars, are designed to collect donations from anyone who wants to help the children of Azor to continue their high school and university studies," said Ambassador Marcel Duret reached by telephone by Le Nouvelliste.
Azor was a good husband and father. "Azor was a worried family man. He took care of his family," says Marcel Duret, the music promoter who had organized various tours in Japan for Azor.
Duret was involved in the production of two of his albums when he was on a diplomatic mission to the country of the Rising Sun.
"Azor was a good husband, always ready to help and support me," recalls his wife. "On his deathbed," she says, "he asked his brother to look after FranÃ§ois Fortune Viergine Sebastian and his two children and also to continue to play the group."
Viergine Fortune believes that "music has lost an artist root of value." She said of the loss of her father, who was "very sensitive", a great friend.
"My father and I were very close," she says. "He was my best friend and was always there for me. And I was also always there for him. He only wanted good for his family."
Azor's brother, Sebastian abounds in the same direction: "He was more than a father to me, he was my great friend. He was also my advisor. He taught me how to behave to be successful in everything I do and above all he has guided me on the path of life. My father encouraged me to continue my studies in promising me things. He wanted the property to my sister and me. We never doubted his love. He will be greatly miss." "He was," Sebastian lamented, "the 'Poto Mitan' of the family. He always made the right decisions."
The vow of the longevity of Mapou Racine, "Azor had not really made any vow before dying. Because he did not know he was leaving so soon. But he always told me: 'Ti Nonm, if I die, take care of your goddaughter, Viergine" reveals Francis Fortune, his older brother and new leader of Racine Mapou.
In addition to this vow, the artist took to the longevity of his musical training. His brother, Francois Fortune, promised to "save" the group and to perpetuate his work.
"Rasin Mapou continues to exist," Francois Fortune reassured. "It was my will and especially that of Azor."
Azor died July 16 at the Bernard Mevs Hospital from different complications. The artist suffered from various ailments for years.
President Michel Martelly on Wednesday ordered a state funeral held in honor of Azor. It will be held Saturday at the Champ de Mars, opposite the Museum of Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH).
The funeral of Azor will be celebrated by the Supreme Head of Voduo Haitienne, Max Beauvoir.
A peristyle and stands for the assistance will be erected for the occasion before the MUPANAH. A vigil in honor of artistic Azor will be held Friday night on the same premises.
On Friday, the chamber organized a session in honor of the samba, and a number will have to speak on the situation of artists and rights of authors that hide the financial insecurity of those who spend their lives provide us with pride and pleasure.
The decision of the family of Azor create a support fund for the education of children is a first Azor. L Ambassador Marcel Duret says he wrote to Eiko Nakano - a Japanese fan of music from Azor, for holding a fundraiser for the Children of the great musician in Japan.
Azor has performed all over the world, including Japan where his music has a great audience. The account numbers to Sogebank: 12-1105-766-4 (dollars) 12-0118-552 - 5 (gourds). Anyone can decide to contribute from here or abroad. The money will go towards the education of children of Azor. It will be better than the flowers that are as sang Jacques Brel "perishable".
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Source: Le Nouvelliste