Uscla Johnny Desarmes, better known as Dezvelkito, is a New Jersey-based filmmaker and singer-songwriter who has made a name for himself as a conscious music creator and innovator with a knack for engineering pensive and positive music that is eclectic and irresistibly appealing. His discography is a treasure trove of popular musical genres ranging from R&B to soul and hip-hop. He is a polished performer who invests in deeply relatable stories and delivers them with such heart and soul as to evoke emotions from within the listener.
“Life Outside of Pearl” was a film that Dezvelkito made about 17 years ago, but when he and his team were trying to air it, an earthquake occurred, which altered all their plans. This film sheds light on Haitian culture and struggles from family assimilation in the USA standpoint.
Dezvelkito has once again proven that the cultural perception of Haitian people deserves to be heard by the world, and this new project released on July 21, 2023, his birthday does just that.
The complementary theme song is a catchy masterpiece that is tapped from old-school R&B and soul with rap influences. This song also marks a significant milestone in Dezvelkito’s artistry: while previously he wasn’t really a singer, in this new track, he gets to breathe life into the lyrical narrative, express his inner feelings, and connect with the listener on a deeply personal level.
You can feel how proud he is of this project because it means so much to him—he is getting the voice of millions heard and is hopeful both the film and song will have a positive impact, more so on the people of Haiti which, as Dezvelkito appropriately describes in the song, is the pride of the Caribbean.