Jean Bélony (BélO) Murat
Jean Bélony Murat, known by his stage name Bélo, is a Haitian composer and guitarist. His first album Lakou trankil (Quiet Streets) is treasured by Haitians because the songs explain and reflect the problems the country faces. Bélo is popular in Europe and Africa, where he won the Discovery RFI Prime in April 2006. This award had already helped other artists like Tiken Jah Fakoly and Rokia Traoré to reveal their talent in the music industry. Bélo’s musical approach is influenced by other Caribbean styles, but mostly by reggae and jazz.