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Simbi - RAM

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Legbamel Not-Pop

I thought that, since people have been so focused of late on the plight of the people in Haiti suffering the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, I should share some music from the island nation. While the founder and namesake of RAM, Richard Auguste Morse, was not born in Haiti he has been a major force in bringing traditional Haitian folk music to a wider world audience. You can read about him at length in the Wikipedia article and in the information included with the various videos posted at YouTube. I admire Mr. Morse and his band members both for their musical talents and for their commitment to speaking out against abuses and for political change.

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