In the wake of the death of singer-songwriter Rodrigue Milien, who was a crucial character in Haitian popular songs during the 1970s and 1980s, the Minister of Culture, Jean Emmanuel Jacquet, expressed his displeasure.
In a Miami hospital on Saturday, September 25, 2021, Rodrigue Milien, the co-founder of the “Combite Creole” group alongside Toto Nécessité, passed away at the age of 75 after a long illness.
Rodrigue Milien was an essential voice of Haitian lyrical expression who sang about love, joy, and sorrow for a whole generation, particularly in the 1980s. According to many prominent Haitians, he “had the secret of finding the right words and the best melodies to translate the pain of humble people and their hopes.” As a result, it will continue to hold a special place in the hearts of music fans for a long time.
The Haitian government extends its heartfelt condolences to the musician’s family and his admirers worldwide. I wish you a voice of the troubadour that will continue to inspire you to dream and give you the confidence to “look tomorrow.”
This distinctive voice of Haitian popular music left behind several successful songs, including Rejete, Confession, Raket, Necessite to name a few. will be remembered for a long time.