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Haiti’s Michael Brun Talks EDM Stardom and Launching Kid Coconut Label | Miami New Times


Haiti’s official motto, proudly emblazoned on its warrior’s flag of cannons and bayonets, is “L’union fait la force,” and Brun is adamant about the historical legacy he represents. “Haiti is the first independent black nation in the Western hemisphere,” he says. “And I want people to know that I’m from Haiti.”His own blood is a mix of Portuguese, Guyanese, Chinese, Haitian, and French. He was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, and he wants to help people soak up some of his country’s rich musical heritage. “I grew up listening to Caribbean Sextet and Tabou Combo. My dad was in band called Skandal in the ’90s. I’m influenced by everything that comes from home,” he tells Crossfade.”Kompa is like the Haitian equivalent of salsa, a very dancey romantic music with a touch of zouk. The snare hits on a very specific beat, like ta-kata. All the islands have their trademark dance style, and that’s ours.” via | Miami New Times

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