“For me, it’s natural to play blues or jazz. To play reggae. To play soul or R&B. These sounds have the same ancestry,” T-Paul Beaubrun told PBS in 2018. The son of Lòlò and Manzè, of Boukman Eksperyans, grew up to the sound of mizik rasin. A guitarist, bass player, percussionist and keyboard player, the singer with the sunburnt voice exhibits a roots-blues sound trending to pop that provides backing for committed lyrics.