Musicians

Keith Frank

Keith Frank – Zydeco King

The musical greats all have their stories about how music took root in their lives. For Keith Frank, his induction into the world of Zydeco happened right at home as he was trying to get out of chores for his f...
Brushy

The King of One String

Raised by his grandmother in a poor Jamaican environment, Andrew Chin didn’t appear to have much opportunity for a life of fame. But a vision presented to him when he was a child and foretold him of a future fa...
Joe Sammy

Joe Samy – “the soul of the island”

Not every artist in popular cultures is the person we make them out to be as fans. Many of the hugely successful musicians in the world are nothing more than a mouthpiece for other people, singing music they di...

Sweet Home Joe Hall

Joe Hall. Photo: David Simpson, cajunzydecophotos.comDuring the summer of 2012, on the banks of a south Louisiana bayou, a small group of folks made their way through briars, cypress knees and clouds of mo...

The Multinational VIBE of J. Creole

J. CreoleJ. Creole is an internationally minded Hip Hop artist who is currently based in Toronto, Canada. Born in Petionville, Haiti, J. Creole is well known for incorporating the sounds of the islands int...

Marlow Rosado a master of Musical Genres

Marlow Rosado receiving Grammy AwardThere are very few people who can have an impact on millions around the globe without being seen and recognized in the process. Think for a moment about the myriad of fa...

Louis Michot a true Creole Musician

Lost Bayou Ramblers. From left to right are Andre Michot (Cajun accordion), Louis Michot (fiddle and vocals),Cavan Carruth (guitar, vocals) and Pauly Deathwish (drums, vocals).Singer, songwriter and master...

The Genesis of Zydeco and Black Creole Music

Although the black music of New Orleans has received much attention, the deep African retentions of Zydeco remain unexplored and lost on a timeline that glosses over the history of its people.Boozoo Chavis...

Taj Weekes: A Portrait, by Ted Boothroyd

A portrait of Taj Weekes could begin in any of a hundred ways. Musician, songwriter, poet, humanitarian, Rastaman, businessman, parent– all are important roles for him, all are related, and all are instructive ...