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YSL joins CFDE Univ

Dean Georges Brunet, Dr. Michel Brutus, 3 students, and Greg Cronin show One Love.

Yon Sel Lanmou President Greg Cronin is now an adjunct professor at Centre de Formation et de Développement Économique (CFDE) University. He will co-teach a course in project development this spring, and teach ‘aquaponic farming’ once the FEED HAITI aquaponic system is operating.

Education needed for marine protected area to succeed

Haitian harpoon whale in MPA
The photo shows the humpback whale with a harpoon in its back. It died soon after.
The 3 Bays Marine Park in northern Haiti that was formed after an ecological assessment of the area by Yon Sel Lanmou and FoProBiM needs education and enforcement to succeed. We witnessed illegal harvesting of mangroves for charcoal in early January, and three days after we left the area, fishermen killed a humpback whale that entered the MPA. A brief article is here:

Click here to see our web site translated into Kreyol.

Yon Sel Lanmou 5th Quake Anniversary Remembrance

Thanks to all who made this a huge success.
Click here for video.

Yon Sel Lanmou with N a Sonje is producing a community event to remember the victims of the earthquake that struck 5 years ago, to celebrate the lives of survivors, and share hope for the future. The day will include speeches by community leaders, a documentary about Village Mozayik, videos of the quake, music by Kob Nwa, Augustin Mona, and 2 Rasin, food, and beverage. Tickets are free, but limited to the event. Anybody can view our webcam of the event, so click join/going, and remember with us. Map it here:,-72.231309,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x94614e74edd8aec3

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

View the event live here:


Click here to see our web site translated into Kreyol.

GIS Expert Wanted

Meg, Rafael, and Greg in front of the poster featuring the GIS database that they made for Haiti.  GIS can be used for many purposes.
Meg, Rafael, and Greg in front of the poster featuring the GIS database that they made for Haiti. GIS can be used for many purposes.

Yon Sel Lanmou has a GIS database for the entire country of Haiti, GIS software, and a dedicated GIS laptop. What we need is a GIS expert to put these valuable tools to good use in Haiti. Contact Greg Cronin if you are interested, and feel free to share this with people that are qualified. Yon Sel Lanmou

Mona Augustin Releases Mamamee

Our dear friend Mona Augustin has been an outspoken supporter of Haitian people, and of Yon Sel Lanmou. He has performed at our benefit concert, is an instructor at Royalty Free Haiti, and has selflessly devoted heroic efforts to support Village Mozayik. This gifted musician recently released the CD Mamamee that we encourage you to purchase. In additional to getting to hear amazing original Haitian music, you will know that your purchase is benefiting Village Mozayik featured in this documentary. Click here to purchase the CD.

Great video of Mona entertaining kids at HELP, Inc.

YSL’s Royalty Free Haiti and Vetiver System team up

The Director of the first Royalty Free Haiti school, Najee Dread, plants vetiver grass on his land with YSL President Greg Cronin, his family, and some RFH students. Najee says the vetiver grass will stabilize the soil on his steep property, where he plans to grow beans, peppers, melons, corn, and fruit trees. Visit the Royalty Free Haiti and Vetiver System pages to learn more about the individual projects.



Royalty Free Haiti Kickoff Show


Facebook Event

Come party with us before we head out to Haiti for a month! A group of us are going to bring access to music education and technology to our Haitian friends!! We’ll have our awesome Royalty Free Haiti shirts, patches, and necklaces available. Dryer Plug Studios has been so generous to this project, it’s only right we go out at our favorite space! community, music, drinks, what more do you want??

Special Performances by:
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Molina Speaks & Randy Runyan (Everyday Denver pre- release)
The Knew
Ill Seven
Rattlesnake & more

if you can’t make our event… please look at our indiegogo where you can make a donation for merch, the samplebank, original art, etc.

Amelia Laing Endorses Royalty Free Haiti

Amelia Laing is a Haitian scholar, wrote a thesis on the Haitian Revolution, and has spent a lot of time in Haiti.  Yon Sel Lanmou respects her opinions on Haiti, which makes this endorsement that much sweeter.  See her original post here.


If you want to look as AWESOME as I look in this photo, you’ll send some love and $ to Royalty Free Haiti, a Denver-based non-profit that works to provide essential music and language education to Haitian children. For $25, you get a sweet shirt, and you’ll be supporting a great project (you can donate more or less, anything helps). I don’t often post “cause” links, but I really believe in this one.What sets RFH apart is that it listens to the people it wants to help. The people behind RFH have taken the time to learn about Haiti’s rich history, language, and culture, and all their decisions are made with respect and community in mind. Historically, Haiti’s people have been repeatedly silenced, by NGOs and foreign governments. RFH is working to break the silence and give Haitians the tools to broadcast their thoughts to a wider audience, be it through music or language education. Their thoughts need to be heard, unfiltered and unfettered. So give. Much love. #YonSelLanmou #RoyaltyFreeHaitiLearn more about RFH and donate here:


Thanks Amelia.  Yon Sel Lanmou


Royalty Free Haiti featured in the Westword

Westword magazine wrote a story about Royalty Free Haiti.  Kalyn was interviewed for the article.