Haitian Boys’ Hip-Hop Music for Hope (VIDEO)

In the wake of last January’s devastating earthquake, Haiti’s 4 million children continue to suffer from lack of access to basic water, sanitation, healthcare, and education services. They continue to be vulnerable to disease, exploitation, and unsanitary conditions — problems that had deep roots even prior to the earthquake.

To this day, chronic malnutrition affects one in three Haitian children under five years of age, according to UNICEF‘s one year report.

But as stories of both hope and horror continue to emerge from Haiti on this first anniversary of the earthquake, leave it to the children to find a way to shine a ray of light on a desperate situation.

Take a look at this music video, shot by UNICEF Television featuring an enterprising group of boys at a residential care center in Port-au-Prince. The boys were separated from their parents in the earthquake and are using hip-hop to inspire their fellow Haitians to rebuild the country. 


Video courtesy of UNICEF Television
Photo credit: screenshot from UNICEF video


Barbara Erdman
Barbara Erdman7 years ago


Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M7 years ago

Thanks for this, and the video Suzi.
This group of boys singing "Coeur a Coeur", are very inspiring and very good singers...wish to see them get noticed and then to spread their word world wide. (wonder if UNICEF would allow this??)

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers7 years ago

Hope springs eternal!

Philippa P.
Philippa P7 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O7 years ago

Nice. Thanks.

Olga Lustosa
Olga Lustosa7 years ago

That´s amazing! An initiative that counts so much!

Olga Lustosa
Olga Lustosa7 years ago

An initiative that counts so much!

Lin Moy
Lin M7 years ago

This is nice. Enjoy these kids.

.7 years ago

Thank you for posting this. :-)

Michael Kayutak
Michael Kayutak7 years ago

Marvelous! Thanks for showing this clip.