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Rap Kreyol - Haitian hip-hop in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Members of an aspiring rap group Free Black wait for a turn to record in the studio at Koze Kreyol in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 21, 2008. The group, from the notorious slum Cite Soleil, is one of numerous groups trying to voice their opinions and lift themselves out of the poverty that plagues Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. "Everybody's hope in the music business down her is that someone will hear their music and contact them and want to produce them," says Koze Kreyol co-founder Emmanuel Cajuste.

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Members of an aspiring rap group Free Black wait for a turn to record in the studio at Koze Kreyol in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 21, 2008. The group, from the notorious slum Cite Soleil, is one of numerous groups trying to voice their opinions and lift themselves out of the poverty that plagues Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. "Everybody's hope in the music business down her is that someone will hear their music and contact them and want to produce them," says Koze Kreyol co-founder Emmanuel Cajuste.