This is the Video Presentation of the gala in the dominican Republic where Haitian President Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly was the guest singer at a performance by Julio Iglesias.
This took place on December 28, 2012. Sweet Micky had a chance return to the stage, leaving the presidency on the side. He returned on stage for a good cause.The proceeds for this concert in the Dominican Republic is expected to go to Michel and Sophia Martelly's Rose et Blanc Foundation.
Michel Martelly is the most powerful man in Haiti. But before he became president, Martelly was a former musician under the name "Sweet Micky" and was very popular and good at it. His music career spans for about twenty decades where he was able to release more than ten Kompa music albums. Martelly was a vocalist, a drummer, and a keyboardist and also used to own a club before being active in politics and eventually becoming Haiti's head of state
Haiti President Michel Martelly is all set to take center stage with his music in order to help those in need. National Palace spokesman Enrique Mari announced that Martelly will share the stage with Spanish singer Julio Iglesias during a fundraising concert in the Dominican Republic on December 28. The proceeds that will be generated by the concert at the city of La Romana will go straight to First Lady Sophia Martelly's charity.
Michel Martelly, better known as "Sweet Micky", was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 12, 1962. He grew up in the Port-Au-Prince suburb of Carrefour with his brother and four sisters. Micky, Best known for/as: Compas music's most colorful superstar, credits veteran Compas bands, Skah Shah, Frere Dejean, Tabou Combo and Cesaria Evora, a singer from the Cape Verde Islands as being influential on his music.
Micky first began performing as a one man band in 1988 in the Casinoes in Haiti. He released his first hit "Ou La La" in 1988. Two years later Micky expanded the band to include a bass player and a percussionist and by the release of the album "I Don't Care" in 1994 Sweet Micky was a household name in Haitian communities at home and abroad.