Jean-Michel Daudier
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Jean-Michel Daudier

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Soley la - 1987
Diaspora - 1990
Nou tout samble - 1995
New album coming up in May 2008

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Jean Michel Daudier was born in Les Cayes, Haiti. He was born into a family of musicians and poets. Jean Michel was 15 years old when he learned to play guitar. His first guitar was a broken one that was left behind after a night out by his half brother.

Jean Michel became famous in 1986 after he wrote a protest song called “ Lem pa we soley la” (When I don't see the Sunshine) during the revolution 1986 againt Baby Doc. The song was distributed clandestinely on a small tape cassette and no one knew the singer. People were arrested for singing this song in the streets of Port–au–Prince after a charity concert. In 1997, his work was documented in the book “A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey”, by Gage Averill.

Over the past twenty years, Jean Michel has expanded his musical style. He is writing songs in English and has included these lyrics to his repertoire. Living in USA since 1989, he has performed in many cities and travelled all over the World. He has been favorably reviewed in major newspapers and magazines in the US, Canada and Haiti.

In contrast to his four previous CDs and albums, the up coming CD represents a new approach to his music. This album has a Tropical flavor with acoustics, blended with Jazz, R&B and Brazilian sounds. Most lyrics are in English, Haitian Creole and French.