School teacher Marcel Jean wanted to replace guns with saxophones. Having grown up in Cite Soleil himself, Marcel Jean wanted to to combat the daily traumatic experience of poverty and gang violence with music and song. He wanted to inspire kids with music and to use music education to foster peace and healing with the hopes of encouraging kids to choose a better route. That’s when he came up with the idea to start Cite Soleil School of Music in one of the most impoverished slums on the western hemisphere just outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Cite Soleil School of Music soon became the lifeblood of over 240 children.