World music club SOB’s and New York Haitian Music Industry United For Haiti have joined forces to raise funds for Haiti’s hurricane victims "We would like to invite all people to come and donate to Haiti’s Flood Victims, We are collaborating with NYHMI (New York Haitian Music Industry United For Haiti) on their great initiative with Haiti SOS-Benefit Concert on Sunday September 21st.
At SOB’s, Home of Haitian Music & Culture in Manhattan, we have been serving the Haitian community consistently for the past 26 years. Please support that concert at Club Amazura, and the Sak Pasé Kreyol Hip-Hop showcase at SOB’s on Monday, September 22nd. SOB’s is open to collaborate with all interested parties in any efforts to help out the current Haitian crisis."
The island nation of Haiti has endured four hurricane category storms: Hanna, Gustav, Fay and Ike these past few weeks. These storms have left death, flooding, devastation and untold sufferings in their wake. Already billed as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, these hurricanes wreaked havoc on the already fragile infrastructure of Haiti. With a death toll nearing 700 persons and over 600,000 people displaced by the effects of these hurricanes, Haiti is now dealing with reviving itself in the aftermath of this current crisis.
Jimmy O – One of the most promising Young Kreyol Hip Hop artist hailing out Haiti, Signed to Sak Pase Records, Jimmy O is currently recording his album to be released soon. This young man is the Kreyol Lyrical Don/ Don’t miss this kid, he is hot….
Imposs: Originally From MUZION out of Montreal, Canada. These young hip hoppers are a product of the Montréal urban struggle. From Haitian parents, these guys are touring all over the world representing Kreyol Hip Hop. It’s going to be a pleasure to have them in New York.
Black Alex: Black Alex has been very consistent in lending his vocals to many konpa artists, from T-Vice/ Carimi/ Sweet Micky/ Djakout Mizik etc…most of their hits featured Black Alex. Another Sak Pase Soldier, his album is coming out in November, with featurings from: Movado/ Elephant Man/ Wyclef Jean / Carimi/ T-Vice/ Djakout / Mica Benjamin etc…
SF- Spark Flame: Representing “Harlem/ Haiti” another young talented hip hop artist who raps in English with infused Kreyol power phrases, SF is a young veteran in this game, very intelligent, and skillful rapper, he has performed in most of the top venues in New York, has collaborated with many main stream hip hop artists.
Mr. Reo: Son of a very prominent Haitian musician, music has always been in his blood. He started spitting at a very early age, while he was also studying drums and other instruments. He was signed to a major label early in his career with his original group “Vwala”, which later led him to embark his solo career, and has been very successful doing it, he is a showman, great vibes, great flow, great energy and talent.
Monday, September 22nd
An Evening of Hip-Hop With a Kreyol Twist
Admission: $10 In Advance
Author: World Music Central News Department
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