Boulo Valcourt was one of the most Haitian talented musicians. He happened to be my cousin. We first met when I went to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, for the official Baccalaureate exam, Part I. We had the French schooling system at that time. Since we were the only ones who wanted to embrace music as a career, we clicked right away. So, when I came back to enter Law School, he invited me to stay with him and we lived under the same roof for at least four years before I left Haiti and moved to the States.
In this clip below, I talked about how he introduced me to Brazilian music and his music influenced me. The music starts around 3 minutes of the clip.