Haitian president to sing with Julio Iglesias

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 08:10 hrs

Santo Domingo, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Haitian President Michel Martelly will get back in touch with his musical roots when he joins Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias on stage for a benefit concert in the Dominican Republic.

"Sweet Micky" Martelly, a music icon in Haiti before he entered politics, will perform two songs with Iglesias, concert promoter George Nader told Dominican media Thursday.

The show is set for Friday in Altos de Chavon and the proceeds will help fund the charitable activities coordinated by the office of Haitian first lady Sophia Martelly.

Nader said Martelly has repeatedly indicated an interest in performing with Julio Iglesias, one of the first international artists to visit Haiti after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that claimed some 300,000 lives.

"The idea of inviting him (Martelly) came from Julio Iglesias," the promoter said.



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