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Birth Place: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Years Active: 1987–present
Genres: ''Mizik Rasin''

Boukman Eksperyans is a ''mizik rasin'' band from the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The band derives its name from Dutty Boukman, a ''vodou'' priest who led a religious ceremony in 1791 that is widely considered the start of the Haitian Revolution. The other half of the band's name, ''"Eksperyans"'', is the Kreyòl word for "experience", and was inspired by the band's appreciation of the music of Jimi Hendrix. The band was at the height of its popularity in 1991 when the presidency of Jean Bertrand Aristide was overthrown in a military coup d'etat. Like many other artists and performers, Boukman Eksperyans fled the country to live in exile. During their time abroad, the band performed and s... Continue Bio >>

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