Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Drive Durham,
Join us for a free concert by Haitian composer and guitarist Bélo (Jean Belony Murat). His first album Lakou trankil (Quiet Streets) is treasured by Haitians because the songs explain and reflect the problems the country faces. Bélo is popular in Europe and Africa where he won the Discovery RFI Prime in April 2006. Bélo’s musical approach is influenced by other Caribbean styles but mostly by reggae and jazz.
Sponsored by Duke University Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Franklin Humanities Institute Haiti Lab, Center for International & Global Studies, Department of Romance Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Duke Service Learning, and Forum for Scholars and Publics.