Wednesday, September 29, 2010

VOA Rap-Style on the new YouTube VOAWorldMusic channel

When the VOA Creole Service began its regularly scheduled broadcasts in February 1986, the audience in Haiti, and other Caribbean countries, quickly became aware of the mission of the Voice of America: To broadcast accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience.

A few months later Jean Lyonel Desmarattes, a well-known Haitian journalist, playwright and artist, joined the Service. Over the years, he has developed a unique and novel way to bring news and information to the audience.

His performance, which presents VOA's mission in rap style in English, Spanish, and Creole, is from the 6 May 2009 celebration of VOA's annual Diversity Day. You can see the video of his performance by clicking here for the new VOAWorldMusic channel on YouTube.

Click here to see the YouTube video of Steve Frank's fine performance of his original song, "The Immigrants," from this year's Diversity Day celebrations at the Voice of America.

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