Nelson Voltaire, AKA Piman Bouk and North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph
Here is a picture of the popular Radio host in the Haitian Community in Miami, Nelson Voltaire, AKA Piman Bouk. He is here with the new North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph. Biman Bouk as one who has a large audience on radio in the Miami area is a force you have to work with as a politician.
In early November, North Miami elected its new mayor, Dr. Smith Joseph. As a candidate for the seat, and winner by a slight margin, Mayor Joseph is no stranger to the influential commentary often found on Haitian talk radio. One such program is that featuring Nelson Voltaire, more popularly known as Pimon Bouk, whose influence over the listening diaspora was felt last year when, just before the run-offs, he influenced thousands of Haitians within the community, in Creole, to vote Haitian. With the might of Haitian radio behind them, it is no wonder so many of the Haitian community become elected officials.