Clints Pavelus

NEW YORK—In the teeming world of Haitian music, a multitude of talented voices emerge from dimmer corners, far from the blinding spotlights of the big stages. These artists, the ones little known to the public, nevertheless shape with passion and dedication the rich, diverse Haitian musical scene. Clints Pavelus is one such artist.

Little-known Haitian singers offer an alternative, a musical exploration brimming with creativity, originality, a breath of fresh air to an often-saturated scene. Pavelus, for instance, brings poetry to experimental melodies for a most unique musical universe. His lyrics invite the listener into a more intimate connection with the music.

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Ralph Delly is an award-winning music and entertainment journalist with extensive experience covering the Haitian Music Industry and the Haitian-American community. He has worked in Haiti and the United States at such media organizations as Radio Metropole, WNWK/107.5 FM, Radio Soleil d’Haïti and The Haitian Time – where he penned the popular “The Delly Dish” gossip column. Dellys has worked with numerous artists in the HMI, including Zin, Lakol, Phantoms, Zenglen, Sokute, Jam, See Well and 509 – to name a few. Delly graduated from Carlos Albizu University of Miami and City College of New York (CUNY)