Tuesday, February 07, 2012

A day in the life: Street paintings flourish in PAP

There's tons of art on the streets of Port-au-Prince, but I thought my homies would be able to appreciate this painting a bit more than others:I'm sure you recognize the gentleman on the left. On the right is French President Nicholas Sarkozy. And in the middle is the rookie President of Haiti, Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelli.

Sweet Micky gained wide name recognition in Haiti from his days as a flamboyant kompa musician. Kompa is a style of music. It's basically the national style, similar to what Americans may consider jazz or Cubans may consider salsa.

And here's another example of how Haitian art can be found seemingly everywhere on the streets:

Tim White

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