Celebrity

"Palito de Coco", Haitian Internet Sensation Missing in D.R.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) - To sell "Palito de Coco" caramel and chocolate covered coconut, a young Haitian migrant that goes by the name of La Vega composed a song to amuse his patrons. After one recorded a video of his song and uploaded it to YouTube, La Vega became an internet and latin pop culture sensation registering 750,000 views in one month with his song being played in all the clubs in Latin America, but he has not appeared in public and his whereabouts are unknown.

 


Video

02.11.2013: Palito de Coco - La Vega
Not original but uploaded to YouTube

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09.28.2013: After the success of the song Palito de Coco many have claimed to be the original composers of the song.

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) - To sell "Palito de Coco" caramel and chocolate covered coconut, a young Haitian migrant that goes by the name of La Vega composed a song to amuse his patrons. After one recorded a video of his song and uploaded it to YouTube, La Vega became an internet and latin pop culture sensation registering 750,000 views in one month with his song being played in all the clubs in Latin America, but he has not appeared in public and his whereabouts are unknown.

His song, Palito de Coco is sung to the rhythm of Komba, a combination the "Konpa and" Mambo", Haitian mambo with an erotic focus.

It became the #1 hit in the Pamana parade and in the dance club of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and most Central American spanish speaking countries and in latin clubs of the United States.

Bands perform the song shamelessly and it is regularly broadcasted on respectable radio stations. But where is the composer, he has disappeared from sight.

It has been said that he is in fear of being deported to Haiti so he remains in the shadows of Santiago Barahona (southwest of the Dominican Republic).

A rumor that he was arrested by immigration agents was unfounded after the denial of the Directorate of Immigration. TV producers seek to locate, but nothing so far.

"This man could become a millionaire with his composition success, but now he's gone. The 750 000 visits receives its video on YouTube shows a success that the interpreter property, apparently did not intend to use, as it is now found.

Since the publication of the controversial decision of the Constitutional Court Dominican The video has reached a phenomenal level visits. "Palito Coco", observers say, has not yet specific destiny, but it seems to be a response of "cultural" to the decision of the Constitutional Court.

HA / Radio Metropole Haiti Source and Photo credit: El Nacional

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