Many thanks for new logo designed by Dave Porter, art professor Keystone College, PA, for the upcom

Many thanks for new logo designed by Dave Porter, art professor Keystone College, PA, for the upcom

Sunday, September 7, 2014


"Women" in Creole "Fanm"
First place winner of Port-au-Prince UN radio station sponsored competition
See art and music together at this YouTube link:
"Women art by Dave Porter performed by 2 Roots





Monday, March 25, 2013

2 Roots or 2 Rasin (ra-seen) on tour in Denver, Colorado USA
playing at "Unit E" October 27, 2012
sharing the stage with 
Mute Man's Microphone
Wheelchair Sport's Camp
 

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

2 Rasin has been working together for the past 3 years. May 2004 we were introduced and ever since then, we've been working on perfecting Mona's original music by adding parts, lines, harmony, breaks, animation and dance.

Here are the members:

Mona Augustin, songwriter, guitarist, lead vocalist
Ronald Bluntschli, lead guitarist
Levy accompanying guitar and vocals
Welele, percussionist
Nicole Emilien Nicolas, vocal
Carla Bluntschli, violin, vocal

Composer, Guitarist, Vocalist, Screen writer, painter

Mona Augustin is a long time and well-known musician in Haiti, and the Caribbean. He has performed in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic as
well as in many different groups in Haiti.

His sole inspiration is to bring originality to the
music scene not just in Haiti but to the world.

His songs are inspired by the world he perceives around him and the need for love and unity that can change the world.

2 Roots 2 Rasin is honored to have a part to his music, words and harmony to bring to the ears of those who love acoustic music.

"Blan Sanba"

Blan Sanba, Ron's radio name that kind of stuck to him from the Creole radio program "Chimen Memwa" he participated in with Foundation N a Sonje in 2003-04.

Like all the musicians in 2 Rasin, Ron has been playing guitar all his life, but it's the first time actually playing in a group!

Ron plays with fingerpicks and pulls out great lines to Mona's music inspired by the music and the energy of the music.

Ron's principal work is writing a book about his spiritual journey that incorporates his experiences in Haiti since he and his wife and 3 daughters came to Haiti in 1985. He also works hard to produce a vegetable gardens in the mountain home/compound where he and his wife along with the Nicolas family reside.

"Welele"

Welele (his mother named him Raymond Noel, but everybody knows him by Welele, his theatre and street nickname) is a gifted musician, poet, journalist and human being!

Welele just completed his first album of poetry put to original and traditional music accompanied by musicians of 2 Roots and other.
"Tant Ka" a nickname her community gave her and which she used
for the radio program "Chimen Memwa".

Another lifer, playing the violin and singing since childhood, this is a childhood dream of Carla's, to sing and play in a band. It is also a very new thing, to play without written music in front of her, a little daunting, considering everyone else is very good at that!