|Birth name||Emmanuel Jean-Baptiste|
|Born||June 1, 1953|
|Died||May 13, 1985 31) (aged|
New York City
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, keyboards, vocals, percussions|
|Associated acts||Les Diables du Rythme, Les Formidables de Saint Marc, Volo Volo, Les Astros de New York, D.P. Express, Gemini All Stars|
Ti Manno (June 1, 1953, in Gonaïves, Haiti – May 13, 1985, in New York) was a Haitian singer, guitar player, keyboard player, and percussionist.
Antoine Rossini Jean-Baptiste, born Emmanuel Jean-Baptiste, and better known as Ti Manno,was one of, if not the most, beloved and well known Haitian singer. His lyrics were avant-garde, he sang about the condition of the Haitian people, sexism, sexual harassment, power harassment, discrimination.
Ti Manno started playing music with small bands before joining the group "Les Diables du rythme de Saint-Marc". In the 1970s he migrated to Boston and began playing with Ricot Mazarin for a band called Volo Volo de Boston, he left that band and later convinced by Arsene Appolon joined "Les Astros de New York".
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Sadly in late 1983 he became very sick in New York with an untreatable illness. The Haitian community and music producers gathered together to raise money to try and save the superstar. "Operasyon men Kontre" set off and raised well over $15,000 toward Ti Manno's hospital care. On May 13, 1985 the legendary Antoine Rossini Jean Baptiste aka Ti Manno died in Mount Sinai Morningside(then St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center) .
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