Miami native, Inez Barlatier is a multifaceted performing artist of Alkebu-Lan (African) descent by way of Haiti. Since the age of 12, Inez has developed into a singer-songwriter, rhythm guitarist, recording artist, percussionist, folkloric dancer, actress and a hand drum instructor. She has performed internationally in the United States, Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba with Kazoots, Jan Sebon & Kazak International, FUNDarte, Venus Rising: Women's Drum & Dance Ensemble, Tom Tom magazine and One Drum. Her music pays homage to her heritage with vocal delivery resembling Tracey Chapman and Adele.
“Their impressive musicality aside, Inez Barlatier’s vocals are simply outstanding, a mix between Tracey Chapman and Shakira…”- Jose D. Duran, Miami New Times, 2015.
Inez was featured in The Miami Herald Newspaper for her work in “Writing in Sand” a play directed by Carlos Caballero. Other publications include Tom Tom Magazine, The Miami New Times, The Sun Sentinel and America's Got Talent in front of celebrity judges Sharon Stone, Morgan Pierce and David Hasselhoff. Collaborative projects include ; “Inholdings” exhibition by visual artist Christy Gast , “American Zoe a.k.a. 44 Blocks Away” , an independent film by award winning film maker Susan Karie Braun and a live performance with international award winning music group, Locos por Juana.
In 2014, Inez’s band Kazoots was nominated for the “Florida- Save the Youth Award” of the 33rd annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA ). Their music has been featured on the radio, on television and at international music festivals/concert series.
Radio stations: National Public Radio, WDNA Public Radio, WVUM (University of Miami), WRGP (Florida International University), and Gigdog Radio (South Walton, FL).
Podcast radio: Jolt Radio, SUP Radio, Mizipam Internet Radio and Bastet’s Cultural Flow Radio Show.
Television: Channel 10 News, Channel 2 News, Ayiti TV, Island TV and Balcony TV.
International music festivals and concert series: Sofar Sounds, 30A Songwriters Festival, III Points, Miami International Book Fair, Aleloop at Art Basel 2012, and “Big night in little Haiti” presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Kazoots has also worked with international performing artist Rachel Goodrich and international filmmaker Vincent Moon.