This is the Haitian Kompa Music, the most popular form of music in Haiti. Someof the most talented Kompa bands include T-Vice, Djakout, Tropicana D'haiti, Septent, Skah Shah, Tabou Combo. In term of individual artists of the Haitian music, we have some popular names such as Bethova Obas, Coupe Cloue, Ansy and Yole Derose, and more

Frantz Casseus, guitarist and composer

Frantz Casseus was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was a guitarist and a composer of classical and folk music which was more of traditional music. He discovered his passion of playing the guitar while he was young; he became the first guitarist in the island who would sing as a soloist and the same time play guitar.

Frantz Casseus created a niche of himself in music. At the age of 23 years he would perform classical music in concerts. He was no doubt a talented artist who would transform folk music of his country into expressions with meaning of his traditions. Singing folk songs of his own country limited him from getting good singers to back him up as he played the guitar, but this did not prevent him from prospering. His dream came to pass when he met Lolita Cuevas, the Puerto Rican-born who were vocalists from Haiti. He began collaboration with them as interpreters.

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Gerald Maxwell Rivera, Haitian-Puerto Rican neo-soul singer

Gerald Maxwell Rivera, born in Brooklyn, birthdate of May 23, 1973, is a Haitian-Puerto Rican neo-soul singer. Rivera, who goes by the stage name Maxwell, recorded his first album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, with song composer Leon Ware and well-known guitarist Wah Wah Watson. The studio tracks were laid down in the early 1990s, but the album was not released until 1996, due to Columbia Records skittishness about its worth.

Columbia's reservations about Urban Hang Suite appeared correct, because audiences did not respond well, until the second single, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)", caught fire and sold over 2,000,000 copies, achieving double-platinum success. Subsequently, the album became nominated for a Grammy Award. In June of 1997, Gerald Maxwell Rivera appeared on MTV Unplugged, performing his album material, along with Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work" and Nine Inch Nails' "Closer". Again, the artist and Columbia Records tangled over issuing an album of his MTV Unplugged concert, and ended up only issuing an EP.

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Herve Bastien, spokesperson for Noel and cecibon

He is a spokesperson to noel and cecibon. Herve Bastien a Haitian by nationality, born by Haitian parents but later immigrated to the US where he settled in Miami. He is also a radio presenter for a radio show known as Les Bonnes Addresseson Miami's AM1700 Radio Planet 17. He has been able to achieve all these through hard work and many struggles where he has been able to easily make it out of being a great dedicated worker and a focused one at that.

There have been many hustles Herve Bastien has undergone most of which he has been able to go through only through the use of his talent and passion which is to entertain people through the use of his talent. This has taken him to many unimaginable places and heights most of which he is only able to go through only due to his own dedication and interest.

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Imposs, Haitian Canadian rapper

Imposs is a well known Canadian rapper from Haitian origin. He was born and brought up in Quebec. The artist has given some awesome rap songs to the world and was a part of the Muzion music group. He had a total change of life when he started with his solo singing career, which gave him his unique identity. He has also worked in collaboration with Wyclef Jean. K.Pone.Inc music label is associated with this rapper for his music productions. He is world renowned for "Real City" phrase dubbing for Montreal. His real name is S. Rimsky Salgado.

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Jason Derulo, A Multi-Talented Entertainer

Jason Joel Desrouleaux, birth date September 21,1989, goes by Jason Derulo, easier to say and remember. He is an American singer-composer, actor, dancer, of Haitian descent. Raised in Miami, Florida, the artist began performing at age five, penning his first song, "Crush on You", when he was only eight. He studied opera, theater, and ballet at a performing arts center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, finally graduating from New York's American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Beginning at age 16, Jason Joel Desrouleaux has been composing material for Diddy, Danity Kane, and Lil Wayne, among other recording artists, and had dreamed of being a solo recording artist. His singing, dancing, and acting in Broadway productions prepared him to win the grand prize on Showtime at the Apollo's TV season finale. Music producer J.R. Rotem signed him to Rotem's label, Beluga Heights Records, and his work ethic has been characterized as "one of the most impressive work ethics . . . he just keeps knocking out songs in the studio" . . . . "an amazing quality."

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Jean Alcindor, member of Skah Shah

He is a Haitian born star that has been able to achieve much more than other musicians have in the past couple of years. Jean Alcindor was born and raised in Haiti where he established his career in the music industry and where he also got noticed by his fans and had a great time raising as a star. He is an old member of Skah Shah and was a great hit back then.

Jean Alcindor has ever since his childhood been attracted and interested in the music industry and has worked hard to ensure that he is able to raise to where he currently is by simply working to ensure that everything he does is a great hit in the industry. As such he has reached a height not reached by others and has been able to easily make it for the good of the country.

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Jean Herard Richard "Richie" to be honored by County Commissioner Jean Monestime

Jean Herard Richard "Richie" is a talented composer, singer and a drummer. He was a member of Zenglen and was among the artist who gave tributes to over 300,000 Haitians who died from the earth quake in 2010.

Jean Herard Richard "Richie confirmed rumors that were spreading that he wanted to leave Zenglen group to be on his own because he thinks he will make more money. He seems to imitate Gazzman Couleur who left Nu look and formed his own band group. Rumors say that he will be joined by some members of Zenglen and Gazzman Couleur.

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Jean Michel Daudier

Jean Michel Daudier is a popular musician in Haiti. Born in a family of Musicians and poets, Jean learned to play the guitar at a tender age of 15 years. Jean Michel became famous in 1986.

This was after he wrote a protest song called "Lem pa we soley la" which when translated means 'When I don't see the Sunshine.' The song supported the fight against the former dictator Baby Doc in Haiti. The song was contentious and this made people find themselves in cells for singing it.

Jean Michel Daudier has expanded his musical styles and now he possesses an ability to convey strong emotions through the beautiful music he writes. He sets scenes and moods with his beautiful playing and also in his way of writing intensely personal and vivid lyrics. This has made him travel to many countries. He also performed at the Broward Performing Art Center for Martin Luther king Jr birthday Celebrations.

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Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Haitian composer and record producer

Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, a musician who is self-taught on several musical instruments, is a Haitian composer and record producer. Born in a sub-section of Port-au-Prince, the young muscian, at 16, arrived in the U.S., to be raised by his father and aunt, Wyclef Jean's mother. He turned the family's basement into a recording studio, Booga Basement, for musicians in the area. As his career started to take off, in 2001 Wonda would open his Platinum Sound Recording Studios in Times Square, New York City.

In the years of their producing partnership, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis and Wyclef produced a Caribbean-flavored group soon to be known as "The Fugees". "The Fugees" and Wonda/Wyclef struck gold with a cover of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" on Pop and R&B charts, their success reaching an even higher peak, when their album "The Score" achieved global success as one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time.

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Carl Fredric Behrmann, band leader of Dega

Carl Fredric Behrmann is the band leader of an emerging group Dega; which became famous with its very first release. The album's title is Bali gas and has 12 top pieces. Dega has come out as a blend of great work of Bassist Djakout Mizik and Absolute Herman; they have great contribution on drum, bass and cymbals. Carl Fredric could also manage to convince Wyclef Jean and Roberto Marino for their guest appearance for the success of his album.

The album by Carl Fredric is dedicated to love and to women. There is 'Espresso' and "Ki pou'm his fe" in which he expresses the feelings of young hearts towards their passion for music. You may also say that in the song he has portrayed his own life where he convinced his family for the music which he would like to peruse as a career and would like to make his lucky charm. Carl Fredric's father was a famous ford distributer and this song says how he won over his father's hart for music.

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