BélO didn't wait for the terrible earthquake that ravaged Haiti on January 12, 2010, to engage in the Haitian cause. He has always been very committed to the cause of the less fortunate, the education of children, respect for women, social solidarity and environmental protection, peace in Haiti and around the world. The earthquake, which devastated his country, gives more strength to his commitment and intensifies the messages he conveys in his songs.

Born in Haiti in 1979, BélO is a young author, composer, guitarist and singer, winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious "Prix Radio France International Discoveries of 2006." His musical style, known as "Ragganga," combines Reggae, Jazz, Rock, Worldbeat and "Rara" traditional Vodou rhythms. He sings in his rich and colorful native language, Haitian Creole. BélO is a sensitive messenger who, with his melodies, knows how to touch audiences all over the world--North America, Africa, Europe and South America.
With two albums under his belt, “Lakou Trankil” (Solely Sounds -2005) and "Reference" (NatiProd -2008), BélO is currently residing in France for several months as part of the "Visas pour la creation” of Cultures France. His priority is to rebuild professionally, and to help in the rebuilding of his country. He is preparing a new opus to be published by summer 2010, with part of proceeds going to projects to build schools in Haiti.

-REFERENCE ALBUM-
In the song "Lakou trankil" (The calm backyard), BélO sees his country as a village where everyone knows each other, knows how to live together, and everything has its place. "Ti Moun Yo" (Children) calls on the leaders to tackle the plight of abandoned children left to wander the streets. "Famm Kreyol" (Creole Woman) pays tribute to women, abandoned mothers, who struggle daily to work, to feed their children and offer them an education. "Ayiti levé" ("Haiti Stand up!") is a message of hope and solidarity.

Involvement of BélO in Haiti: Ambassador of the cause of disabled people S.E.P.H, Ambassador of Haitian culture, patron of the association "Hope for Haiti", and contributor to UNICEF Haiti, VDH "Volunteers for Development of Haiti and, Spoke person for the Haitian Red Cross.
BélO didn't wait for the terrible earthquake that ravaged Haiti on January 12, 2010, to engage in the Haitian cause. He has always been very committed to the cause of the less fortunate, the education of children, respect for women, social solidarity and environmental protection, peace in Haiti and around the world. The earthquake, which devastated his country, gives more strength to his commitment and intensifies the messages he conveys in his songs.

Last International Shows :

2006
RFI Competition, Douala, Cameroun

2007
RFI Concert, Le Réservoir, Paris – France

African tour organized by the French cooperation (Cultures France), SACEM and the Francophony International Organization : Mali, Togo, Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso, Sénégal (April-May))

Festival "Musiques Métisses", Angoulême, France (May)
Canadian Tour organized by the Office Franco-Québécois pour la Jeunesse (June)
"Francofolies" de Montréal, Canada (August)


Last National Shows :

2006
Rendez-vous Night Club, Port-de-Paix (February)
Concert for the Peace by ASO, Champs de Mars, Port of Prince (March)
Polycafé, Pétion-ville (May)
Fête de Radio Caraïbe, Mariani (June)
Nuit Créole, Institut Français d’Haïti (June)
Bay Club, Cayes (December)
Concert at Palais National, Port of Prince (December)
Alliance Française, Gonaïves (December)

2007
International Music Festival, Jacmel (May)
Centre Sportif de Carrefour (June)
Music Festival, Cavaillon (June)
Concert for the Aniversary 59 of the Orchestre Septentrional, Cap Haitien (July)
Concert for helpless children, Parc Historique de la Canne à Sucre, Port of Prince (August)
Festivacances, Saint-Marc (August)
Club Irie Lotus, Thomassin (August)