|Roman Dorléan aka Rumai|
Without much time, we set out to find this information by analyzing some Spanish and Dominican media sources. So we actually spotted this young Haitian in Dominican Republic where he composed a song like mambo to attract people to his coconut sticks ( Palitos de coco) he sold on the streets. This song with its rhythm - the komba ( a Haitian mambo ) quickly achieved great success in the Dominican Republic, becoming a "hit" in a country where the Dominican media stations broadcasted the song, invented choreography , without the lead author 's acknowledgement , nor drew a dime of profit .
This peddler named Roman Dorléan, aged 32 with a nickname Rumai, was able to capture the attention of the Dominican public with this musical tune that runs through the country on the lips and thus became very popular. This young man of a modest social status, after paying about 70 euros to cross the border , became as Puss in Boots in Dominican Republic or the goose that lays golden eggs , his work undergoing tremendous spread to the point that it inspired other musical groups to interpret the tune.Meanwhile other individuals have reproduced his song's video distributed and posted on Youtube's social network without the acknowledgement of Dorléan that takes either no benefit from all the ads from Youtube.
The video of the song is already seen by over 750,000 viewers worldwide! These famous sticks or lollipops made from grated coconut also experienced a huge advertising and are widespread throughout the country.The mambo, thereafter, was plagiarized by a Dominican, Wilmer Manuel's musical group who immediately featured it with a beautiful choreography derived from the composition of the newly born Haitian artist and new choreographic version which is played everywhere and has become a hit on TV . Other musical groups have stolen it by posting it on Youtube with other musical arrangements regardless of this small street seller's copyright.
The Palito coconut's song has begun to spread beyond the Dominican border and has transformed into a dance while hundreds of people around the world beginning to take over .
Official version of Palito de coco
As a time when the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic has made all Haitians living in the Dominican Republic since 1929 as stateless , using a discriminatory law against them, which law also denies Dominican nationality to thousands of Haitians born in the Dominican land since 1929, now the Dominican citizens seeking to capture the musical work of an itinerant merchant Haitian to benefit it without even thinking about recognizing any copyrights and thus giving him the credit that he deserves. While Roman Dorléan became for hundreds of others a popular star.
Plagiarized song played by Wilmer Manuel’s Dominican musical band
By Herve Gilbert email@example.com
Palito de coco mega hit of the moment in the Dominican Republic.