Jean Jean Roosevelt

Country: Haiti
Club Balattou
4372 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z5
Date: 03/28/2024
Time: 21:00
Price: 20$

Jean Jean Roosevelt

Launch concert

Haitian-born singer-songwriter Jean Jean Roosevelt is celebrating his recent move to Quebec and the release of his new album with an exclusive launch concert at Balattou on 28 March 2024. As a veritable ode to integration, his album Libre Ensemble blends Haitian rara with very modern tropical and pop influences.  With the collaboration of Sony Black, Corneille’s producer in the early days, on arrangements and synths, and Wisly Papouloute on drums and piano, the artist offers us an opus of great quality, a perfect balance between pop and world music, on the universal theme of the mixing of cultures.


Jean Jean Roosevelt was born in Grand-Anse, in the south-west of Haiti. His parents gave him an artistic bent, and it is said that he was born while his mother was directing a local choir! His father was a guitarist, so the artist grew up in an environment conducive to nurturing his own talent. He learnt to play guitar at the age of six, and went on to win local competitions on a regular basis. As an author and composer, Jean Jean’s poetic and committed lyrics are his artistic strength. Sung mainly in French, but sometimes in Creole, his songs tackle themes such as living together, solidarity, gender equity, children’s rights and environmental protection. Jean Jean Roosevelt moved to Montreal in 2023, and as soon as he arrived, the artist set about writing a new project, this time about the crazy adventure and energy required of a newcomer to adapt to his or her new country, but also about the great joy of mixing with and learning from other cultures. The artist is currently preparing the release of her new opus (Disques Nuits d’Afrique), produced with award-winning producer Sony Black, due out in February 2024. Acclimatation, an extract from this project, will be available from 28 March 2024 on all digital platforms worldwide.




The legendary Club Balattou, and all its team, is happy to welcome you, with the “Cabaret acoustique Nuits d’Afrique”.
It is a whole program that awaits you, especially concocted for the public! You will be able to enjoy live performances every week, from Thursday to Sunday, at 9pm. A musical rendez-vous, which makes you travel through Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, not to be missed !