Ostinato Records

V/A - Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz & Electric Folklore from Haiti, 1960-1981 (2xLP)


Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz & Electric Folklore from Haiti, 1960-1981

Selected from an array of private collections and radio archives in Brooklyn, New York, and multiple digging trips in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Gonaives, and St. Marc, Haiti, are twenty tracks that encompass the vast diversity of styles during the seminal years of musical innovation and percussive potency in Haiti. From the legendary, elegant big band dance parties in iconic nightclubs of Port-au-Prince to the rhythms of the countryside; from accordion-driven meringue and Vodou-derived drum patterns, to hypnotic tenor sax arrangements and psychedelic interpretations of folklore, the music of 1960s, 70s, & 80s Haiti enjoys a royal repute across the Caribbean, West Africa, and the Colombian coast.

Lagen - Zotobre

Francine - Les Gypsies de Petionville

Bebe Showman - Les Loups Noirs

Gislene - Tabou Combo

La Vie Vieux Negre - Coupe Cloue et Trio Select

Rapadou - Rodrigue Milien et Son Groupe Combite Creole

Pele Rien - Les Loups Noirs

Erzulie Oh! - Super Jazz de Jeunes

Haiti Cumbia - Neymour Jean Baptiste

Prend Courage - Ensemble Webert Sicot

Lonin - Super Jazz de Jeunes

Tripotage - Ensemble Etoile du Soir

Ochan - Zotobre

Lola - Chanel 10

Madeline - Super Choucoune 70

Samba Pachas No. 2 - Les Pachas du Canape Vert

Souffrance - Ibo Combo

Diable La - Les Shleu Shleu

Epoque Chaleur - Shupa Shupa

Meci Bon Dieu - Orchestre de la Radio National D’Haiti

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