Michael Brun teams up with fellow Haitian artists for charitable anthem ‘Gaya’
Coming straight from Haiti, renowned DJ & producer Michael Brun may be one of the world’s truly talented artists. Nursing the first few years of his career as a progressive house producer under the wings of the legendary Dirty South, the young talent recently broke off from the progressive path and turned his sights onto bringing the rich Haitian culture into the pre-existing dance music scene. Utilizing his imprint ‘Kid Coconut’, Michael Brun has been on a mission to break down cultural barriers and bring public awareness to his extremely resilient home country, Haiti.
Brun’s latest masterpiece happens to be a remarkable conglomeration of native Haitian sounds from multiple generations. Written in collaboration with another Haitian band Lakou Mizik and local star J. Perry, the new track, titled ‘Gaya’, serves to be not only another step in Michael’s journey, but also as an act of charity.
All proceeds from the single are donated toward the Artists Institute in Jacmel, where Michael and Lakou Mizik first met. The school focuses on teaching music production and filmmaking skills to disadvantaged young children in Haiti.
Michael Brun quotes in an earlier interview regarding his newfound mission:
“The responsibility that I’ve been given wasn’t something that I was looking for,” he says. “It was something that’s presented itself. I was lucky enough to go through growing up in Haiti with a good education, a caring family, not worrying about where my next meal was coming from. I’m just constantly reminded that I need to use those experiences and that luck that I’ve had in my life. It’s about not only saying things, but doing things.”
Check out the new single ‘Gaya’ and purchase your copy here.