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BARIKAD CREW TRAGEDY
Story - Videos - Pictures from multiple sources including:
HaitiXchange.com, Belradio.com, Haitipressnetwork.com, Telelakaytv.com
shakaitutu LLC, Roroli.com, Teleimage, Minkoze.com


Last week there was a tragic accident in Haiti. Three Haitian hip hop singers, another band member, and the driver of the group Barikad Crew died in a terrible car accident. According to News reports, they were electrocuted and burned beyond recognition when a high tension electrical wire struck their car after hitting a divider. The following day, a long time girlfriend of one of the singers, K-Tafalk, committed suicide 24 hours after the death of her long time boyfriend.

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In Haiti you will hear and watch music from Barikad Crew’s album on an almost 24 hour basis on the radio and television. Young people from all over the country are swarming to the scene of the horrific accident which took the lives of 5 people, including 3 members of the Barikad Crew, the most popular rap group in Haiti with record album sales, and a very loyal following.

In the seaside neighborhood of Carrefour, there were reports of young people attempting to throw themselves to the sea in desperation caused by the loss of the members of this group who meant so much to them. The fiancée of the lead member, Papa Katafal, who was several months pregnant has already committed suicide, and the mother of another group member is reportedly hospitalized and undergoing medical treatment due to the shock of hearing of her son’s death.

This accident is reverberating throughout Haiti, a country where hopes are easily dashed, and promises often broken. The Barikad Crew who had many plans, and were set to soon visit the Unites States, were believed to be the ones who would finally bring Kreyol Hip-Hop to the masses. Discussion groups on dozens of Haitian websites are full of nothing but expressions of shock and condolences.

The three singers amongst the 5 who lost their lives
Jean Walker Sénatus, aka K-Tafalk - Johnny Emmanuel, aka Dade- Junior Badio, aka Déjavoo
Also perished are the drummer Joe and a friend driver  Guichard

The young Haitian generation is now grieving.

Even though the car and the bodies have been removed, that does nothing to prevent fans and curiosity seekers from going to Route Aeroport to take a peek. They are coming in droves to reflect, ask questions, and pay their last respects to a music group that gave them hope.


"Nathalia Léonidade Bertrand", 25 years old girl friend of K-Tafalk who commited suicide with a gun shot on Monday.

View Barikad Crew Videos

Nap Trip

Tay Kreyon

Ki Jan'l Te Ye

FULL VIDEO REPORTAGE BY VALERIO & BARBARA (TELEIMAGE)

 

TRIBUTE TO BARIKAD CREW - TELELAKAYTV.COM
http://telelakaytv.com/video_downloads/barikad.html

MECCA AKA GRIMO - TRIBUTE VIDEO TO BARIKAD CREW

 

PICTURE OF THE MARCH
IN HONOR OF THE FALLEN SOLDIERS

PICTURES FROM FUNERAL
(Courtesy of Minkoze.com)

Announcement

UN DERNIER ADIEU AUX MEMBRES DE BARIKAD CREW
                                   SYMPATHIES À LEURS PROCHES !


Montreal le 20 juin 2008 – La Fondation Fabienne Colas et le Festival International du Film Haïtien de Montréal présentent leurs sympathies aux proches des 4 membres du groupe Barikad Crew et leur chauffeur qui ont perdu la vie dans un tragique accident. Ces talents, qui ont rendu l’âme dans de telles circonstances, ont laissé plus d’un en larmes et sans mot. Une terrible perte pour le monde culturel ainsi que pour Haïti toute entière.

Un hommage leur sera rendu le 11 juillet 2008, au Théâtre de Verdure du Parc Lafontaine, lors de la soirée ciné-spectacle « Haïti en Folie » à Montréal, organisée par la Fondation Fabienne Colas.

Dans ces moments de douleurs, nous nous baissons bien bas pour saluer leurs départs. Ils auront grandement contribué à enrichir le patrimoine culturel haïtien et à inspirer les jeunes et moins jeunes. Que la terre leur soit légère! Nous pensons à leurs familles, leurs collègues, leurs amis et leurs innombrables fans inconsolables. Que l’énergie et la flamme de Barikad Crew ne meurent jamais en nous!  Que le mouvement Rap aille encore plus haut et plus loin

Our sincere condolences - From RockMasters Entertainment


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