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Category Archives: Haiti
Side B Filmmaker Maya Deren went to Haiti in 1947 to shoot a film on the religious ceremonies and festivals of the western half of Hispanola. She spent the next seven years documenting the elements of Voudou with a battery … Continue reading
I still worry about Haiti everyday, and continue to dig through it’s rich musical culture frequently. I’ve been reading Rara! Vodou, Power, and Performance in Haiti and Its Diaspora albeit kind of slowly and have been envisioning the existence of … Continue reading
So I had been making a list back in November to culminate my favorites of 2009, and after it was already February of the next year I kind of gave up. I regularly post stuff I like that is congruent … Continue reading
Reflex DJ – Kassav Bubbeling Remix Bit more DJ friendly version of Zouk La Ce Sel Medicament Nou Ni for the Antilles crowd.
Nu Look – Pedi Chelbew (live) (from DJ Flo: MVP Kompa Live Mix vol 1 2009) Super winey guitars from a Kompa band out of Miami.
Rara La Fraicheur De L’anglade – M Pap Mache A Te Anye (from Vodou Music of Haiti 1997) Rara is heavily rooted in the spiritual music of a 10,000+ year old religion known as Vodou, which made it’s way to … Continue reading
Ti Band L’avenir – Panamam Tombe (from Méringue: Haïti Chérie 1993) Wayne Marshall comes through with one of his favorite Haitian joints.