We’re excited to announce Daniel “Dadi” Beaubrun is joining the Artists Institute team as Audio Institute Director!
Dadi Beaubrun is a brilliant, composer, songwriter, producer, engineer and musician. His unique musical style blends traditional Haitian Vodou rhythms with rock, pop and blues which is know as Razin (roots) music. This distinct Razin sound is evident in the three albums produced by Daniel Beaubrun for Boukman Eksperyans:
“Vodou Adjae,” “Kalfou Danjere,” and “Libète.” Boukman Eksperyans is a music band that was founded in 1978 by Daniel, with his brother and sister in Port-au-Prince. After the band’s first hit (Wet Chenn) on the radio in 1988, Boukman Eksperyans became internationally acclaimed for its work in preserving the Haitian Vodou music in a style.
Today, this unique sound has earned its own distinctive niche in World Music for Haiti just as the Reggae freedom songs of Bob Marley have done for Jamaica. From 1989-1996 Daniel toured worldwide with Boukman Eksperyans, the 1992 Grammy “World Music Album of the Year” nominee for Vodou Adjae which he co-wrote and produced.
Since his extensive career with Boukman Eksperyans, Dadi has performed with recognized artists such as Peter Gabriel, Yossou N’Dour (Senegalese singer) Ismael Lo, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Shrives (Carlos Santana’s former drummer) and Nigerian Singer Asa. He also produced and composed for platinum Columbia recording artist, Fugees. Moreover Daniel was commissioned by Grammy award and internationally recognized solo artist Wyclef Jean as writer/composer for his Columbia recorded album, The Ecleftic -tracks Diallo and Thug Angel and on Wyclef’s 2004 release Kreyol 101 -track Marasa.
Dadi has also worked untiringly with applauded artists within the Haitian community producing songs and albums for the likes of acclaimed Emeline Michel Racine Kreyòl, Reine de Coeur, Jepthé Guillaume Voyage of Dreams, Eddy Francois Zinga, Kilti Chok Kilti Chok and Steve Brunache ’s Chimen Limyè.
Happy to have you with us!