Mirlande

Mirlande

 Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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BU Alumna, Singer; performs in France, Canada, Brazil and the USA; Available for shows and concerts; Proceeds of CD sales to fund Development in Haiti: www.eritajfoundation.org

Biography

Singing for a Cause

A native of Haiti, Mirlande Butler has developed a following in France, Brazil and the United States for her unique and delicate style of singing a mix of pop, jazz, Bossa Nova in French, English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. She raises funds through her music to promote education in Haiti and often says that child education should be a human right not a privilege.

French popular music of the 70s and 80s has considerably shaped her style. When the Duvalier's regime toppled in the middle of the latter decade, a host of newly sprung artists and styles emerged in the country. The tra­ditional romantic and nonchalant style was fast replaced by a more popular, nationalist genre which reflected and spoke to the struggle of the Haitian people to break free from the dictatorship era.

Performing since childhood, Mirlande has sung to large and small audiences alike in the United States, Brazil and France among other places. Writer and guitarist John Elder says of her: 'Mimi sings beautifully and with emotional power in four languages. Her style is the human heart.'

Enjoy Mirlande's songs while helping to advance education in Haiti. Sample & download more songs at:
www.tinyurl.com/milanbutler

Discography

Single: Jou a tanmen
Singing Piaf, Pantoja &
The Gift of Education, Tome I
The Gift of Education, Tome II
The Gift of Education, Tome III

Set List

La vie en rose
Jou a tanmen (Haitian Creole)
Perdone (Spanish)
Que reste t'il de nos amours
Autumn Leaves
Godfather Creole version- Fon ti silans
Yesterday
I could have danced all night
If you go away
New York, New York
Summertime
Fly me to the moon
Sway
Revenir sur terre
L'encre de tes yeux
Les hommes qui passent
Hymne a l'amour
L'essentiel
Avec le temps
C'est beaucoup mieux comme ca
De plus en plus fragile
Et pourtant
Hier encore
Il faut savoir
Je ne regrette rien