Michel Martelly | Pa Manyen

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Pa Manyen

by Michel Martelly

This album contains one of Sweet Micky's most celebrated hits, "Pa Manyen".
Genre: World: Kompa
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1. Pa Manyen
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2. Pou Kisa
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3. Prezidan
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4. Jungle
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5. Zanmi
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6. Pa Manyen ( Live )
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Album Notes
By 1988, Martelly's musical talent, charismatic persona, and his pattering style of compas had gained tremendous popularity at El Rancho and Florville, another local venue. That year, he recorded his first single, Ooo La La, which became an instant hit, followed by "Konpas Foret des Pins" which was released in 1989, also a number hit from his debut album "Woule Woule". Since then, Martelly aka Sweet Micky has recorded fourteen studio albums and a number of live CDs over the past twenty years. His music has blended Haitian music with new interpretations of compas, roots, salsa, Caribbean soca and jazz-fusion. In 1997, Martelly's appeal to other musical genres was evident when Wyclef Jean of The Fugees featured him on the title track for Jean's solo effort Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival featuring the Refugee Allstars. As Jean proclaims on The Carnival, "Surprise - it's Sweet Micky, y'all!" That same year, Sweet Micky released an album containing one of Martelly's most celebrated hits, Pa Manyen ("Don't Touch"). The song is an interpolation of "Angola" by Cesaria Evora, the legendary Cape Verdean singer. Pa Manyen went on to be featured in various compilation albums, including the popular Putumayo Presents: French Caribbean in 2003.


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