In Haiti today, Rara celebrations continue to occur during the week of lent leading up to Easter. In modern Rara, brass and reed instruments are used, and bells or shakers. The singers sing in Haitian Creole to keep the music firmly tied to the origins. In Haiti today, Rara has a bad reputation with the government because it used to express critical social problems or criticize government leaders. Due to this, the Haitian government has tried to ban this music style. However, the government’s efforts to ban Rara have only made it more popular with Haitians. Manno Charlemagne is a famous Rara musician who became the mayor of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.