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Paul Beaubrun

The Music Hall Loft
131 Congress St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

A scion of Haitian musical royalty, Paul has spent his life living to the beat. Son of Theodore and Mimerose Beaubrun of the Grammy-nominated Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans, his earliest memories are of rhythm and sound. Moving to New York as a youth, he was inspired by his heritage to begin crafting a sound all his own. Constantly aware of his roots, the struggle of an immigrant, and the drive of New York life, Paul began to create a path where music, activism, and history meet.

A unique and transfixing sound he calls “Roots/Blues,” Paul weaves his impeccable guitar skills, rich vocals, musical ingenuity, and cultural history together all while performing a smooth melange of both English, French, and Creole.

Paul has played alongside some of the world’s best artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, Arcade Fire, Jackson Browne, and Bob Weir. Paul has joined forces with Artists for Peace and Justice, and become an integral part of their organization. He is currently working in collaboration with Jackson Browne, and several other artists including Jon Russell (the Head and the Heart), Jonathan Wilson, Habib Koite, Jenny Lewis, and Raul Rodriguez on an upcoming album for APJ. This allows Paul to do what he loves— play music while also furthering awareness of Haitian art, culture, and promoting the incredible talent of Haiti’s youth. Paul’s most recent album, Ayibobo, released in May of 2018 on Ropeadope Records, sees Paul’s further evolution of sound into Rock/Roots/Blues music.