Haitian artist Michael Brun grew up in Port Au Prince before moving to Miami in 2013 to pursue his musical ambitions. While the 22-year-old has worked with some of dance music's biggest names and played its largest stages, including Ultra's main stage and Coachella's Sahara Tent, his homeland is never far from his mind.
Luckily, Brun has Miami's significant Haitian expatriate community to fall back on when he's feeling homesick (or just craving creole food). On March 25, 2015, he took Billboard on a tour of Little Haiti to introduce us to his favorite foods and show us a glimpse of Haiti's proud culture and history.
Brun left Haiti to attend Culver Military Academy in Indiana two days before the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the country in 2010. His father was initially counted missing, and it took two weeks before he was able to contact his family to let them know he was safe.
Brun gives us a brief explanation of Haiti's history at an art and photo exhibit inside the Little Haiti Cultural Center on March 25, 2015. Did you know the Republic of Haiti was established in 1804 following a slave revolt?