Michael Brun has been featured in the most famous music festivals around the world, but no matter how famous he becomes, his love for his country, Haiti, does not change a bit. The International Haitian DJ, who recently had a sold-out show in NY, confirms that he wants to get involved with Haiti Tourism Inc.’s upcoming event Tourism Innovation Summit, which will take place in Cap-Haitien in November 2018. Our team met him last week for a "chita tande" short interview.
1- Tell us a little bit about your background, and why you choose to be an ambassador for Haiti culture?
MB: I was born in Port-Au-Prince and lived there until I was 16. My dad is Haitian, and my mom is Guyanese, and they both taught me to have an appreciation and respect for my home and country. I think that’s really where the passion for my culture came from.
2- What do you think is the best way to promote Haiti potentials?
MB: Discovering the culture and history of the country gave me a lot of perspectives. Haiti has accomplished so much since its founding, and I think that’s something that every citizen should be aware of. If you know that your history is filled with potential, it gives you motivation in your own life to share positivity with others.
3-You had an important event in NY, can you tell us more about it, and why NY?
MB: Bayo is my way of bringing Haitian culture to the world. It’s a show concept based on the block parties I threw around Haiti, and also an album project with music I’ve been working on over the last year. I can’t wait for everyone to experience, and I felt like NY was a great place to launch the official concept. I’m very thankful that the show sold out and so many amazing artists were apart of it.
4-Despite your success you stay very connected to Haiti, what explains this connection?
MB: My family still lives there, so I visit often. I also find that my best inspiration comes from being at home.
5-What is the next Big project for Michael Brun and what people should expect this time?
MB: Bayo! There is much more to come.
6-What is your Advice who are trying to make it in the music industry, how they can become an ambassador like you?
MB: I really believe that being passionate is a huge factor in life for happiness. And happiness is contagious. So whatever it is that drives you as an artist, I think you should follow that feeling and channel it to creative and positive energy.