Jenny Alpha also enjoyed a successful music career and crossed paths with musical greats such as Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker. She founded her own band and toured from 1950-1956.
An exceptional and talented woman who never stopped blessing us with her talents. Aged 94, Jenny Alpha appeared in Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ lead by Haitian director, Jean-Pierre Lemaine. Not only this, but in 2008, Alpha released her new CD ‘La sérénade du muguet’ aged 98! Alpha not only dedicated her life to the arts but was also an advocate for the rights of black women. She devoted her energy to the defence and recognition of Creole culture. Sadly, we lost this amazing woman in 2010, a few months after her 100th birthday. We are so grateful for her devotion to the arts, a true pioneer. To the late Jenny Alpha, Caribbean1st absolutely salutes you.