The Soul of Haiti: Acoustic Performance by Internationally Acclaimed Haitian Songstress Emeline Mich
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Emeline Michel is known for fusing pop, jazz, blues, and traditional Haitian rhythms into deeply moving, joyful music delivered with a charismatic live show.

Vocalist, songwriter, and performer Emeline Michel is a master entertainer and has been sharing her message with audiences across Europe and the Americas for more than 20 years, including appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, The United Nations, Ontario’s Luminato Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Tasmania’s Ten Days On The Island, Zimbabwe’s Harare International Arts Festival, and on MTV’s Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief fundraiser. Hailed by the New York Times as a “diplomat of music” and “the dancing ambassador with a voice serene and warm like the breeze,” Michel first began singing with the gospel choir in the church of Gonaïves, Haiti. She later studied at the Detroit Jazz Center and returned to Haiti, where her career blossomed. Now based in New York City, she runs her own production company, Production Cheval de Feu, and is currently touring in support of her long-awaited 10th album Quintessence. A remarkable blend of spirited songs, the album captures the reverence and gratitude for the present moment and showcases Michel’s virtuoso vocal, singing in Haitian Creole, French and English, with finger-picked guitars, soulful backing vocals, a children’s choir, Haitian percussion, lush strings, playful trumpet and accordion lines.

Free and open to all! Click here to RSVP

***Busboys Tribe Trip to Haiti***

After learning about the storied history and rich, artistic culture of Haiti, Tribe Members are invited to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime exploration of Haiti that will lead into an insider’s tour of the misunderstood Nation in July 2017!

The “Nan Nannan Ayiti” (A Journey into the Soul of Haiti) Tour
takes inquisitive travelers on a journey to discover and engage with a country which transcends the negative headlines and stereotypes. Interested guests will be afforded the unique opportunity.

The Tour will offer the Busboys and Poets tribe the opportunity, during eight days (seven nights), to delve into a fascinating universe created and imagined by a people whose unique culture, rich history, creativity and determination to thrive continue to inspire and galvanize freedom lovers the world over.

To find out how you can be a part of the Busboys’ Tribe Tour of Haiti, please visit:

Share this event:
< Back to Events