Haitian transplant, Paul Beaubrun, has been vibing in New York for a while now.
The singer fled to NY when he was a teenager, forced to migrate there due to political tensions in Haiti. His family, always vocal about social issues, voiced their concerns through the music of their political Port-au-Prince-based band, Boukman Eksperyans. As a result, Beaubrun’s groove-infused music pays homage to both his Haitian hometown and the energy of New York.
The blues singer will release his sophomore album May 11th. Ayibobo, the Haitian word for “Blessings”, explores the great power of simplicity with the lyrics and understated melodies allowing Beaubrun’s message to ring clear. Beaubrun will take the album on the road in May. For now, check out his single “Rise Up.”