Haitian singer-songwriter BélO visited campus on November 30, 2018 to play for the Duke community. BélO’s songs explain and reflect the problems Haiti faces as well as other countries around the world. His style is a unique fusion of pop, jazz, reggae, and Caribbean roots. Jacques Pierre, co-director of Haiti Lab, seized the opportunity to host BélO. Pierre's efforts to bring Haitian culture to NC, especially to Duke University have been felt through his language and culture courses, film series, special lectures, and wonderful concerts. Duke University has formally offered Kreyòl classes since 2010 under Pierre's leadership. Kreyòl language students used BélO songs in class and had the opportunity to converse with BélO about his style and songs.