Meet Haiti’s Other Rock-Star Candidate

August 9, 2010  |  

(Time) — As one of Haiti’s most famous musicians drives down the two-lane Delmas roadway in Port-au-Prince, sporadic calls in the street grow into a trembling chant in Haitian Creole: “PwezidanPwezidan” — “President, President.” But the young men shouting the words are not calling to Wyclef Jean, who just announced he was running for President of Haiti. They were greeting Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, the bad boy of the Haitian musical genre kompa who just happens to want to be the country’s President too.

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