Haiti: President accused of censoring three carnival bands

18 February 2013

Lead singers behind some of Haiti’s most controversial carnival tunes this year say they are being shut out of the annual three-day pre-Lenten carnival because the President considers their songs too critical of the government. The Haitian bands claim that Haiti’s charismatic president, Michel Martelly, has personally been disinviting bands …

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Haiti: Members of the popular band RAM arrested

10 November 2004

Story from Weekly Update on the Americas / LACYORK, York University , Canada Haitian police detained three members of the popular band RAM late on the night of Nov. 4 as they were on stage performing a song called “Justice!” at the Oloffson Hotel in Port-au-Prince, witnesses say. District police …

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