Haitian Music Industry’s Dirty Secret: It Doesn’t Exist

July 12, 2019

By Vania Andre

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written in 2013 and published on Haitian Beatz

In the long history of Haitian music, there’s been no figure more singular than Antoine Rossini “Ti Manno” Jean Baptiste was born in Gonaives in 1953, known as singer, guitar player, keyboard player, and percussionist. In the early 70’s he migrated to Boston and with Ricot Mazarin formed Volo Volo of Boston. In 1978, after touring with DP Express, he decided to take residence in Port-Au-Prince, Ti Manno became one of Haiti’s founding fathers of conscious music.Continue reading


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