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From Haiti to Chile, a Singer Bridges Styles – and Cultures

April 08, 2020

This article is adapted from AQ's special report on migration | Leer en español

SANTIAGO, CHILE — Escápate conmigo otra vez, sings Ralph Jean Baptiste in his Santiago apartment, over a demo track of slow R&B beats. His rhythmic Haitian accent deepens the melody of the Spanish lyrics.

Although born and raised speaking French Creole in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, Baptiste, 29, writes all...

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