Who We Are
Prestigious Haitian Music Entertainment was created to honor and pay tribute to the Haitian Music Industry to the world. This is a unique musical culture and vetting platform that helps exceptional independent artists and bands receive the opportunities they need and deserve.
After many years of observing the ups and downs of the music industry. Having a once in a lifetime opportunity to joined together in unity towards bringing an event of great prestige, elegance, and glamour to the community is a dream come true.
Erica Henry is a Haitian descendant who has made it her job to place herself within the community through radio while traveling to various community key events. That is where the fire started burning inside her. The impact music had expressed in their lives was indescribable. Ismanie Exume who was born and raised in Haiti brought the love of the culture with her to the United States. She has had the privilege to work 19 years directly within the country’s music industry as a band manager and promoter, Ismanie has experienced the best and the worst times within the industry, but her love continued to grow despite the unforeseen circumstances. Natacha Clerger who is a prominent businesswoman of 20 years has traveled the world with Haiti on her shoulders. She is the walking image of Haiti portrayed through her successful cultural cuisine business.
We aim to bring structure and visibility while enriching the musical culture of the Island of Haiti. Prestigious Haitian Music Awards is eager to unveil the hidden secrets of what keeps our community intact and thriving for a better tomorrow.
Meet The Executive Team
Erica Henry is the child of two Haitians who emigrated to the united states for better opportunities. Her parents made sure she was entranced in the Haitian culture and community. Through this, a passion for learning about every aspect of Haiti’s culture grew within her; and a desire to merge her passion for entertainment and Haitian people became her mission. While in college Erica worked at a prominent radio station where she received hands-on experience within the realm of entertainment and business. From there, Erica started traveling to various key Haitian community events held in Florida, New York, and Canada. From her constant travels, she realized the Haitian community was largely missing a hub to honor and encourage members in the Haitian Music Industry. She saw and personally knew the great impact Haitian music has had in the lives of our community and wanted to propel the support the continuation of this indescribable feeling. The Prestigious Haitian Music Entertainment was birthed from these experiences.
Ismanie Exume was born and raised in St. Marc, Haiti. From an early age, she participated in various Haitian dance groups where her love for Haiti’s rich culture stems. She came to the United States at the age of 17 where her love and passion grew stronger after witnessing the trails Haitian in America endured. It is the same passion that she places within her work in the Haitian Music Industry. Ismanie has had the privilege to work alongside many of the most prominent Haitian bands and artist in the industry for over 19 years. Working in that capacity, she gained a deep understanding of the artist and of what drove them to produce and sell Haitian culture globally. It is from these experiences that Ismanie’s that our artists should have a platform where they are able to be recognized on a worldwide level and be motivated to continue the great work that they do. Ismanie is passionate about her work and role in the Haitian Music industry and the Prestigious Haitian Entertainment is a testament to her commitment to the industry.
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