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Corbeau: Ten strings and a goat skin

It’s easy to see why this band was nominated for two Canadian folk awards in 2014. Where many bands falter and fail at combining traditional music with modern rhythms, these three musicians pull off this diffic...
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Putumayo Kids – Jazz Playground

Putumayo Kids album ‘Jazz Playground’ is your starter pack for Jazz. It covers all the bases from swing through to gypsy, from ‘Stomp’ to ‘Spiderman’ (the second track on the album) which is a child’s latin, su...
EK

E.sy Kennenga – EK Trip Live

With melodic charm, full acoustic strumming and combined with a voice full of soul and heart makes it easy to listen to this album, from top to bottom and over and over.Kennenga has an amazing ability to in...
Wind

Wind Rhythms – Path to the heavens

This album recreates some of the world’s most beloved gospel songs with pure grace. There may be the view that the replacement of vocals with that of the Andes flute would cause the gospel element of this music...
Emeline Michel

Emeline Michel: QUINTESSENCE

Emeline Michel is beloved by Haitians for combining traditional rhythms with social, political and inspirational content. She is a member of a unique generation of Haitian musicians that emerged in the late 198...
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas

Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas: A New Road

The music of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas is the expression of a remarkable South Louisiana family. Nathan formed The Cha-Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South L...
Jowee Omicil

Jowee Omicil: Naked

For his 3rd release as a leader, (following Roots & Grooves (2009) and Let’s Do This (2006), the inquisitive, Haiti-descended, Montreal-born, Miami-based woodwind artist Jowee Omicil has chosen to pay homag...
Ram - Aibobo

RAM – Aïbobo

RAM, a mizik rasin band founded by Richard Moorse (named after his initials), combines contemporary dance sounds and traditional Haitian music. "Aïbobo" was released in the early 1990s on the Cave Wall label. T...
Chris Ardoin- Back Home

Chris Ardoin- Back Home

Chris Ardoin, Lafayette, Louisiana based Zydeco accordionist and singer, is credited for forming the nouveau zydeco sound, a new style of music that fused traditional zydeco with hip-hop and R&B. He has rel...
joe samy seychelles

Joe Samy – Seychelles

Joe Samy, a veteran Seychellois artist, famously known for his collection of patriotic songs about his native islands Seychelles, recently released his latest album – titled “Seychelles”. Joe is fluent in Frenc...
Chris Miller bayou roots

Chris Miller and Bayou Roots

Led by Chris Miller on vocals, accordion, fiddle, keys, and harmonica, this group provides a musical adventure that can take some very exciting and surprising turns. The band is a 2012 Winner of CFMA “Accordion...
Haitian Music Today

Haitian Music Today

“Haiti’s music today 2012”, is a compilation of songs containing a mixture of influences and styles from Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Haitian music is very diverse, ranging from more traditi...
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BélO – Natif Natal

Haitian International artist BélO has released his new album titled Natif Natal (Native Born). The album expresses BélO as a passionate and extremely talented composer. The social crusader is first a lyricist b...