R.I.P. Allen Juste

Haitian music lost one of its most heart-achingly beautiful voices last week when Lakou Mizik vocalist and accordionist Allen Juste passed away suddenly during a hospitalization in Port-Au-Prince. (Allen's accordion is featured prominently on the soon-to-be-released Beken record I produced back in 2012 for Thirty Tigers.)

Allen's grieving wife and son desperately need our support right now, and fortunately my friends at Lakou Mizik have arranged a fantastic $1 minimum "pay-what-you-can" for Allen's song "Refleksyon" at the link posted below. Allen's wife and son will receive 100% of your generous donations.

"Refleksyon" has affected me profoundly on every listen since I first heard it over a year ago and I'm convinced it will do the same for you. I offer my most sincere thanks to you in advance on behalf of the Juste family and Lakou Mizik:


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