The Quicksilver Mine Co.
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Afro-Haitian Cultural Artist, Musician & Educator
Saturday, May 29, 2010 Performance at the Gallery
Diego Jameau is a rare creative artist who cultivated his natural talents for music, dance and the fine arts, each to a professional level.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jameau first learned to dance and sing from his mother who hailed as the lead dancer in the National Dance Company of Haiti. While studying with several major dance instructors, he became a member of the nationally-prized dance company, Troupe Bacalou and, at age thirteen four years later, he held a position with Les Danseurs de L'Ile as the company's lead dancer and choreographer.
At twenty-one, Jameau left Haiti for Europe, where he taught classes and produced full-scale performances in Afro-Haitian music and dance in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, France, England, Canada and the U.S., gaining himself international acclaim as a leading Afro-Haitian dancer, educator, and musician.
Aside from dancing professionally, Jameau attended the Arts Academy of Haiti for a flourishing five years of education in the fine arts, and has been commissioned to do many works that have been exhibited at galleries internationally.
At the present time, Jameauís professional career strongly focuses on his music performance in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently lives in Sebastopol, California. He has produced and co-produced five music albums since 1999. He plays a beautiful, soulful acoustic 12-string guitar and is known as "The Whistler" because of his flute-like whistling.
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