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Haitian singer building music career in the Land of Many Waters

SONDY Ceran is Haitian but he has made Guyana his home for the past two years when he came here to study. But at the same time, this student also found his passion for gospel music.

Gospel singer/songwriter Sondy Ceran.

This 24-year-old does his own recording of his songs and videos and as a result of his stay here in Guyana, he has managed to utilise his skills to the best of his ability.

He is presently working on the completion of his album but so far, he has released only one song and has 11 more to finish.

Ceran is a Psychology student at the American University of Peace Studies in Guyana and also holds a part-time job.

“I didn’t choose to sing. I grew into it and I can say it was given to me because my mother is a voice trainer and my dad is a pastor,” he told The Buzz.

Sondy Ceran’s real name is Elysee Livenson, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1993.

He plays the drum, guitar, a songwriter; is an actor and also serves as a foreign language teacher.

Ceran is recording his new album “Take my hand” and just released a new song and video named “Whatever the road.”

The idea behind the song is that all his life, he has experienced pain. He was bullied at school and had different kinds of problems. He recalls being beaten at school by bullies and called names.

Ceran related that he grew up in difficult circumstances and his parents gave whatever they could afford. He added that he hardly socialises due to his circumstances.

At one point in his life, his mother took him out of school and for the next six years of his life, he was home-schooled. It was then he began singing.

But today, Sondy is focused on his music and his studies here and will continue in this stride.

Life here
Ceran related that here, his friends have become family and describes Guyana as ‘a home away from home’ since the people here are so hospitable and friendly.

He has made many friends even some from the media and is looking to promote his gospel music through some friends such as Kester Deane and others.

He added that living in Guyana has afforded him the opportunity to spread his wings with his singing and he does it in his spare time but also spends a lot of time singing in church.

Sondy is a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church located at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara and he likes to sing in church and does so whenever he can.

His gospel music can be found on twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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