Manno Charlemagne – Fini Les Colonies ! (Haiti, 1984, UR)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Fini Les Colonies !“, a splendid Haïtian politically committed Folk track recorded by the musician, poet and haitian culture & roots defender Manno Charlemagne – Enjoy !

Manno Charlemagne – Fini Les Colonies !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/5u4nrARDgBc

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Farah Juste – Mole St Nicolas (Haiti, 1983, Farah Juste)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mole St Nicolas“, a tropical Disco Boogie Cadence track the singer Farah Juste from Haiti with nice synth parts – Enjoy !

Farah Juste – Mole St Nicolas

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/w2CQM6EXgpo

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Manno Charlemagne – Poukisa W Pa Pale (Haïti, 1988, Kako)

For today, I decided to share with you “Poukisa W Pa Pale“, a splendid Haïtian Folk track recorded by the musician, poet and haitian culture & roots defender Manno Charlemagne – Enjoy !

Manno Charlemagne – Poukisa W Pa Pale

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/GxfaQMkUTgM

Merry Christmas to all,

Armand de Preseau

Ticorn – Papa Damballah (Haïti, 1979, Tortuga Records)

Ticorn (Creole for “Petite Cornelia” – Cornelia Schütt) was born 1953 to a German family, rooted in Haiti for several generations in the trading and shipping business. At the age of 12 she started playing the guitar and singing the songs that surrounded her. She spent her childhood in Cap Haitian, then was sent to Germany for further education. She has lived most of her life between the Caribbean and Europe and continues to travel to many countries.

For today, I wanted to share with you for today “Papa Damballah“, a splendid folk song sung in creole language – Enjoy !

Ticorn – Papa Damballah

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/CMAI4DSoPdk

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour – Yoyo (Haiti, 1970s, Celini Disques, CEL 112)

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour” was a famous band from #Haiti (French West Indies), that released a dozen of albums and singles in the 60s and the 70s.

For today, I decided to share with you “Yoyo“, a very interesting track sung in Creole mixing Jazz, Bossa Nova and Jerk influences – Enjoy !

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour – Yoyo

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/DAGbUyN5Ewk

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Jeancky – Protestation (Armand de Preseau Extended Edit) (Haiti, 1977, Troubadour Musical Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite Haitian songs (French West Indies) and taken from the second album from the singer and guitarist Jeancky.

This song, “Protestation“, is a deep protest folk song sung in French and Creole, full of poetry, with awesome Guitar, Violins, Congas and Vibraphone parts. I decided to share with you an extended edit I did of the track, mixing vocal and instrumental parts, because this song was way too beautiful to be presented in a short way – Enjoy !

Jeancky – Protestation (Armand de Preseau Extended Edit)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/6LS-6VRlrMM

Or on my Soundcloud page here : https://soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau/protestation-armand-de-preseau-extended-instrumental-edit

Have a nice week end,

Armand

Super Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste – Haiti Cumbia (Haiti, 1970, Marc Records)

 Born on the 2 of February 1918 in Port-Au-Prince (Haiti), Jean-Baptiste Nemours was one of the most important figures of the Haitian musical scene.
He was member of many Haitian orchestra’s (Jazz Guignard, Trio Atomique..) before founding his own in 1953, the “Ensemble aux Calebasses” (he will change the name of the orchestra later in 1958 for “Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste” and in 1963 for “Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste”).
With his Ensemble, they are supposed to have invented the “Kompa Dirèk”, later shortened to “Kompa” (compas) musical style.
Jean-Baptiste Nemours died the 18 of May 1985 in Port-Au-Prince.
I decided to present you “Haiti Cumbia”, a latin song played with a lovely Haitian touch and Biguine reminiscences – Enjoy !
Super Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste – Haiti Cumbia

You can also listen to this song on my new Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/R41IkgUQeDQ

Have a nice week,

Armand.