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Daniel Beaubrun and Lolo founded Boukman Eksperyans

Son of Haitian actor Daniel Beaubrun is a talented bass player. He, together with his brother Lolo founded the band Boukman Eksperyans in late 1970s. There is a story behind this band which was named after the legendary Jamaican-born voodoo priest Boukman Dutty.

Boukman bravely fought for the Creole freedom in 1804. Lolo with his wife were there to find their cultural roots which led them to a religion which was a huge opposition force to the Haiti government and also to the dominant Catholic Church. In influence to such a religion they began their own drum ensemble under the name Boukman Eksperyans.

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Lenord Fortune, AKA Azor of Racine Mapou de Azor is dead

The "Haitian Joudalist" just learned that the one of the most successful Racine singer is dead. According to information obtained, Azor, felt sick after a performance in Saut D'Eau to celebrate Mont Carmel.

The Racine artist Azor has been known for bringing the Haitian culture to life in his music videos. Lenord Fortune has been very careful in presentation the videos for his Racine Mapou band. It is obvious in the costume changes from multiple takes. He also used young beautiful and talented Haitian dancers to accompany to the actual singers.

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