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In the 1980s, a new genre fusing R&B with soul emerged on the airwaves: neo soul. The sound became mainstream and predominated throughout the 1990s and early 2000s thanks to artists such as Erykah Badu, Maxwell, D'Angelo, and Lauryn Hill. It has faded in popularity since, but there are still musicians, like the Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna — known for her lyrical soprano voice and confessional, nouveau-folk ballads — who are reviving the art form. The practicing Muslim, who performs…

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Singer Usher’s father is from Haiti. NBA player Blake Griffin’s father is Haitian. Singer Dawn Richard is half-Haitian. Rapper Tony Yayo’s parents are from Haiti.

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Max Roach (born Maxwell Lemuel Roach), jazz percussionist, drummer, & composer. A pioneer of bebop, he went on to work in many other styles of music, and is considered among the most important drummers in history. He worked with many famous jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, & Thelonious Monk. His most significant innovations include devising a new concept of musical time - a flexible rhythmic pattern that allows soloists to play freely.

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OPEN HANDS: Abraham Laboriel Snr, Justo Almario, Bill Maxwell, Greg Mathieson make up this veteran jazz band of musicians that ooze intuition.

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