Emeline Michel

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World Music Singer
Date of Birth March 23, 1967
Place of Birth Haiti
Age 53 years old
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Emeline Michel, born in Gonaïves, is a Haitian singer who has been called "The Joni Mitchell of Haiti." Her songs merge native Haitian compas and rara music with jazz, pop, bossa nova, and samba. She's a well accomplished dancer, versatile vocalist, songwriter and producer. She sang a version of Jimmy Cliff's Many Rivers to Cross at Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief.

About Emeline Michel

Haitian singer and activist known for mixing traditional Haitian music with more modern styles. She's performed at venues like Carnegie Hall, The United Nations, and Teatro Manzoni.

Before Fame

She grew up as a choir singer before traveling to the United States to study at the Detroit Jazz Center.


She's served as an ambassador for the Red Cross and founded the production company Cheval de Feu. She performed at MTV's concert in support of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Family Life

She grew up in Gonaïves, Haiti.


At the 2010 MTV concert in Haiti, she covered "Many Rivers to Cross" by Jimmy Cliff.

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Latest information about Emeline Michel updated on November 30, 2020.

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