The Boukan team showed their enduring respect for the late Georges Lys Herard, known by his stage name Master Dji, on the anniversary of his untimely death.
It was a wonderfully rambunctious concert in his honor at Moca Cafe on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011. The room was filled with so much love and reverence for the incredible “father of the Rap Kreyol”.
The night started out as most shows do; dj Francois spun records by Master Dji and artists he was associated with. Meca aka Grimo made a quiet entrance. Nobody knew he was there until he was on the stage. He ripped through “Rouj et Bleu” and segued into his spoken words “I Wasn’t born in Haiti, but Haiti was Born in Me.”
Rapper, Coulgie was also in the building to tear the stage down. He checked the mics by dropping some jokes and ill freestyles on. Then he asked any rapper to come on stage for a rap battle – Abojah Da Godman was up to the challenge. It was one of the best performances of the night and the crowd went nuts.
Other guests who came to honor Master Dji’s legacy were Andre Fouard, Mingolov (Miguel Romain) and Altiery Leandre (all 3 knew Master Dji), RKM Recordz CEO Mr. ProdG and rapper P-Jay, Shakaitutu’s CEO Evens, Sizonnen Production, One Up Records CEO Bee Gee with girlfriend Miss Haiti International 2008 Nirva Pierre, and movie director Robenson Lauvince . Other special performances by One Up Records’ artists Jay Bugg and Micson, Circus from Haiti Fellaz, and J Mention.
The show was hosted by Farah Larieux who also did a great audio biography on Master Dji.
At the end of the night, the love for Rap Kreyol and the Haitian legend Master Dji united club goers. Everybody was taking pictures with Rap Kreyol celebs.
Kudos to the team behind Boukan for honoring the lovable, lyrical, timeless Rap Kreyol icon Master Dji. His accomplishments and talents are legendary and will last forever.
[Flyer by Edouard EDesign