CAP-HAITIEN — Michael Benjamin was about six when his father bought a piano for the household. The boy played the instrument more than his other two siblings, eager to learn the art. Benjamin later asked his father, Lionel Benjamin, a prominent singer in the 1970s and 1980s, to teach him how to play the guitar.
“I'm not going to lie, my fingers used to hurt when I used to play the guitar but I never gave up,” Benjamin told The Haitian Times in an interview last December about his father Lionel “Papa Nwèl” Benjamin.
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