Mikaben singer, songwriter, and producer Michael Benjamin Haiti death and obituary


Mikaben singer, songwriter, and producer Michael Benjamin Haiti death and obituary – Haitian singer Michael Benjamin died on Sunday in Paris of a heart attack during his performance at the Carimi festival.
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Michael Benjamin (Mika) is a Haitian singer born in 1981. He was the son of the famous Lionel Benjamin. He started his solo career in the late 90’s when he won first prize for his song “Nwel trist” (Sad Christmas) for the Telemax organization “Konkou Nwel”. As a solo artist, he released two albums “Vwayaj” and “Mika” in 2000 and 2004 respectively. In 2005, he became the lead singer of the new Haitan song and dance group Krezi Mizik. In November 2006, Krezi’s debut album “Ayiti San Manti” was released.

Mikaben was born in Port-au-Prince in 1981; the multi-talented artist is also a singer, composer and producer. Along with his guitar or his entire band, Mikaben is one of the few artists of his generation who excels in all genres. Be it Old Haitian Compass, World Music, Antilles Music, Ballroom, Jamaican Reggae and RnB/HipHop.

As an artist, Mikaben has written, produced and performed several successful songs on Carimi’s albums, including “Baby I miss you” which has over 3 million views on Youtube and 1.4 million views “Fanm sa Move”. On the other hand, he has also worked with T-Vice, Leila Chicot, Kreyol La, his father Lionel, Bélo, Stanley Georges, Alan Cave, Izolan, Olivier Duret, J Perry, Wesli Band and many more.

Haitian hit “Ti Pam Nan” has just been signed with J-Perry and was released by major label WARNER Music France in July 2016 with a 4-album option deal.

Mikaben is the son of the famous singer Lionel Benjamin, and he is multilingual (he sings in Creole, French, English and Spanish). He played a variety of instruments including guitar, keyboard, bass and drums and discovered his passion for music at an early age. At the age of 15, he made his first composition available to the public. At the age of 16, he decided to go to Canada to continue his studies and continue his obsession with art. That year, in Montreal, he participated in the annual Christmas music competition hosted by the Haitian TV channel “TELEMAX”, where his song “Nwèl Tristès” won fourth place, winning the sympathy of the Haitian people and gaining publicity.

It’s 1999. Everything comes together quickly from there. Mikaben decided to continue his musical career and recorded his first solo album “VWAYAJ” in December 2000 at Marco Volcy’s studio in Montreal. His song “Or Pati” was a huge success and was selected by Haitian composer Fabrice Rouzier for the “Haiti Bard” project. Over 70,000 copies were sold, a great record for Haiti. This experience made him widely known in the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

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