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New Fusion of Haitian Rhythm in Music

New Fusion of Haitian Rhythm in Music

May 16, 2019 (Updated on May 30, 2019)

Haitian Songstress Emeline Michel

Known for her fusion of traditional Haitian rhythms (kompa, rasyn, and twoubadou) with other musical genres (pop, jazz, and blues), Michel said she created a sound, which appealed to both traditional and contemporary listeners worldwide.

Combined with Michel’s hypnotic and bluesy voice, which draws comparisons to the great Joni Mitchell, and remarkable stage presence, Michel said she has made her mark as one of the most notable Haitian singers, songwriters and musicians of the past two decades.

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