“Without education, you hit a wall” Ti Manno.
The operasyon men kontre had raised $ 15,000 to cover the hospital costs of ti manno intern at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital.
On the 18th May 1985, just after the death of Ti Manno, thousands of fans invaded the funeral hall of Eastern Parkway in New York where his exhibition was held. Many artists, family members, media figures and fans attended his exhibit and his funeral at St. Matthew’s Eastern Parkway Church, which was driven by his brother who was a priest, to pay homage to him. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
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New York, Thursday, May 12, 2021 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The voice of Ti Manno will never be truly extinguished in the depths of our subconsciousness, when it comes to making the trial of Haitian society where materialism takes precedence over knowledge and know-how. Antoine Rossini Jean-Baptiste established himself at the beginning of the 1980s as one of the great interlocutors of Haitian music on the international scene and the only one who wanted to impose, during the times of the Duvalier dictatorship, changes in the level of individuals, of society in general, through music.
In the lost and numerous paths, the texts of Ti Manno have dared to say out loud what others were thinking in a whisper. With the DP Express or the Gemini All Stars without forgetting his previous trips to Diable du Rythme de St-Marc or even in Boston with the “ Volo Volo “, the singer, broke at an early age by death on May 13, 1985, in New York City, did not appear to have preached in the desert. “ Marriage of Interest “; “ Immorality “; “ Money” ; “ Exploitation “, all are refrains of a chronicle of a non-enchanting future announced since 1969.
Antoine Rossini Jean-Baptiste, born Emmanuel Jean-Baptiste, in Gonaives on June 1, 1953, and better known as Ti Manno, was one of Haiti's best known, if not the most beloved, singers. His lyrics were avant-garde, he sang about the condition of the Haitian people, sexism, sexual harassment, harassment of power, discrimination.
In 1978 he was the lead singer of DP Express de Pétion-Ville, one of the largest and most popular Haitian groups of the time in Haiti. Ti Manno left DP Express in 1981, after the successful carnival “Bibon” – withdrew chemiz nap desann Lalue sou konpa – and formed his own group “ Gemini All Stars “, who released five albums in all that the time machine makes us review the beauty of Haitian music without “ computer “.
Unfortunately, at the end of 1983, Ti Manno, whose last summer festival in 1983 was popular with young people, fell very ill in New York with an incurable disease. The Haitian community and music producers have come together to raise funds in an attempt to save the superstar. The “ Operasyon men Kontre ” took the start and raised over $ 15,000 for the hospital care of Ti Manno. On May 13, 1985, the legendary Antoine Rossini Jean Baptiste alias Ti Manno died in Mount Sinai Morningside (then St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital Center). He was only 32 years old.