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Album Review: BélO – Dizan [BelO Music, 15th April 2016]
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Album Review: BélO – Dizan [BelO Music, 15th April 2016]

In 1986, when Haitians overthrew dictator Jean Claude Duvalier and the culturally conservative authoritarian regime that he had put into place, the end of the dictatorship brought with it a freer aesthetic in Haitian music – an aesthetic that is often left unrecorded because the country’s economy does not support...
Album Review: Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo [Cumbancha, 1st April 2016]
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Album Review: Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo [Cumbancha, 1st April 2016]

“Lakou Mizik takes in what other people throw away, and makes it sound beautiful for everyone.” This is how Woulele, the youngest member of Lakou Mizik, defines the band: a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians put together with the support of American producer Zach Niles in the aftermath of the 2010...
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