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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: May 10, 1925 | Died: January 29, 1998    

Jean Gesner Henri was born in Leogane, Haiti on May 10th 1925.

Jean Gesner Henri was known as Coupé Cloué, a nick name he acquired as a result of his prowess on the soccer pitch (”coupe” means “cut”, and “cloue”, “nail”).Inspired by Cuban bolero and son, he began to perform as a guitarist in Port-au Prince in 1951.

In 1957 he formed Trio Crystal which was later renamed Trio Select. They played their own version of “twoubadou” music in the clubs and parties of Port-au-Prince. Twoubadou is a style of music based on the sounds brought back to Haiti by Haitian cane cutters who had worked in Cuba....
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