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Visit from Haitian musical group renews KCD connections

On September 19, a group from the music school Les Petit Chanteurs of Ecole de Musique Saints Trinité gave our upper school students and faculty an outstanding performance of music and song during X-period.
The group shares some special connections with KCD’s orchestra teacher James Racine. Mr. Racine’s father has worked extensively with the group in Haiti, and David Cesar, who leads the group, is a good friend. In addition, Stephen Davenport, who leads fundraising for the group, is not only a family friend of the Racines, but also a 1960 graduate of KCD predecessor school Louisville Country Day.

In addition to performing, the talented musicians of Les Petit Chanteurs toured our campus, ate lunch with our students and faculty, and attended several classes. We are grateful for the opportunity to host such a talented and special group!

Mr. Racine was thrilled that the group could connect with the KCD community. “Cultural heritage is something that is deeply personal; I'm grateful that I was able to share that part of my identity with the KCD community. Haiti is a proud nation, rich in heritage and spirituality, and our students were able to experience some of it during this visit. It was an honor to also hear the group perform my father's compositions, and to see that the music school is still going strong.”
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