Jean Bélony Murat "BélO" Haitian singer-songwriter and guitarist BelO, known as his country’s socially conscious musical ambassador.
Jean Bélony Murat “BélO” Haitian singer-songwriter and guitarist BelO, known as his country’s socially conscious musical ambassador.

Jean Bélony Murat “BélO” was born on October 29, 1979, at Croix-des-Bouquets in the north of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.

He started to sing at a very young age and at 11 years old interpreted Buju Banton, his idol. In 1994, he and his friend formed the Mega Boys which was not very successful. In 1997, he met Fabrice Rouzier and San, two artists who discovered his talent and encouraged him to play an instrument.

At first, he chose the bass but changed later to the guitar. He knew that music could not be his only occupation if he was to please his supporters.

He went to university in 2001 where he studied accounting for four years. Then he was ready to devote his life to music and released his first album in 2005.

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