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'Let The Rhythm Lead' brings Jackson Browne and friends to Haiti / All Things Considered

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In 2016, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne went to Haiti to donate recording equipment to a local music studio. The plan was to help train young producers, but the songs they created together took on a life of their own and led to a new album called "Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit, Vol. 1." Banning Eyre has this review.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LAPE, LANMOU") JONATHAN WILSON, JENNY LEWIS AND SANBA ZAO: (Singing) Lape, lanmou.

BANNING EYRE, BYLINE: Jackson Browne has been travelling to Haiti since the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, but he didn't foresee winding up in the deeply impoverished town of Jacmel, creating music and, with some hesitation, attending a voodoo ceremony.

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