Haitian Music Icons

Haiti, a country with so much history, profound and beautiful traditions; colorful and powerful culture, gave birth to some iconic men and women. No surprise to anyone!
Men and women, whom by their talents, efforts, sacrifices and struggles, have carefully; and  precisely, shaped Haitian Music.
Haiti gave birth to Musicians that many hold dear to their hearts. They are respected, influential, and remain very much relevant, decades later, even though most of their songs are now considered
"Classic".
We have carefully come up with a list of The top 20 Iconic Men, Women and Bands in Haiti's Music History; Selecting at least one person or band from each musical genre, 
and even if you are not a fan, you cannot deny their cultural and social iconic importance. If our musics are known beyond Haiti's borders, we must thank the pioneers who fought hard to make that possible.
They need to be formally recognized for their talents, the positive image of Haiti they portrayed  around the world and the immensity of their cultural impact. We must assert ideas that would foster the younger generation to keep the process and also, give particular priority to the recovery of many ancient, classical, amazing, rare and precious music morceaux who unfortunately had vanished over just a couple of decades!!!
 We are all talking about rebuilding Haiti, but it is irresponsible to build a part of the country in detriment of another part. Our musics and culture should be part of the rebuilding process.
Musicians are one of the few writers of History; they have an acute vision of everything, and they are responsible to tell the future generation exactly what had happened , in their most creative ways.
 Now the real question is: What do we want Music to say about us? 
You may click on each picture for a complete biography
(still under construction)

1
Lumane Casimir 

2
Nemours Jean Baptiste 

3
Martha Jean Claude

4
Toto Bissainthe 

Toto Bissainthe

5
Carole Demesmin 

carle demesmin

6
Lenord Fortuné
(Azor) 

Azor Haiti

7

Tropicana d'Haiti 

tropicana d'Haiti

8
L'Orchestre Septentrional d'Haiti 

septentrional of Haiti
9
Tabou Combo

 

Tabou Combo

10
Cornelia Shutt 
(Ti Corn)

11

Boukman Eksperyans 

Boukman Eksperyans

12
Jean Gesner Henry
(Coupe Cloue) 

Coupe Cloue

13

Emeline Michel 

14
Yole Derose 

15

Ram 

Ram, Haitian band

16
Dieudonne Larose 

Dieudonne Larose


17

Steve Brunache  

Steve Brunache

18
Michel Martelly
(Sweet Micky) 
Incumbent President of Haiti

Michel Martell, current president of haiti

19
Alan Cavé

Alan Cave

 20
T-Vice

T-Vice

Honorable Mention To New Artist and Group

-Belo
-Barikad Crew

 

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