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Michael Brun pays it forward to his Haitian roots with 'Gaya'

He's brought on native Haitian artists Lakou Mizik, J. Perry and more

  • Mixmag Staff
  • 17 February 2017

It's no secret that Michael Brun is a proud advocate of his Haitian roots. As one of few commercially known artists, the producer has consistently shared his spotlight with his heritage.

Continuing his efforts, Brun has released a new track called 'Gaya' (translated to 'Healing') with a strong team of native Haitian artists. Sung in Haitian Kreyol, written by artists Lakou Mizik and J. Perry and heavily influenced by the traditional sounds of Rara music, 'Gaya' is a creative and artistic way for the people of Haiti to be heard.

“[Politicians] need to work harder to bring the people together, especially the youth. They need to serve as role models and as inspiration so that we can all believe in a better future for the country,” Jonas Attis of Lakou Mizik said. "'Gaya' is a musical message that will be hard for the politicians to ignore."

The video for 'Gaya' was shot in Jalousie slum of Haiti, which has often been featured in photographs but almost never used in a music video capacity. Further, proceeds from streams and purchases of 'Gaya' will be given directly to the Artists for Peace and Justice and Haiti's Artists Institute.

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