Tag Archives: Haiti

Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 39 – July 2019

Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 39 – July 2019

Preview of the album:   Track List: 1. Lakou Mizik + 79rs Gang feat. Régine Chassagne, Win Butler, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Iko Kreyòl (HaitiaNola Album Version) [from Iko Kreyol; Cumbancha] 00:00 – 03:01 2. Gaijin Blues – Professor Tatsuro Kensu [from Gaijin Blues II; Shapes of Rhythm]...
Playlist: Women of the World – IWD 2019 (Friday 8th March 2019)

Playlist: Women of the World – IWD 2019 (Friday 8th March 2019)

It’s International Women’s Day and here at Rhythm Passport HQ we’re celebrating female power with a playlist of 20 of our favourite female world and jazz artists. Let these musicians take you through the sound of femininity in its ever-changing forms, from the wild sassiness of Sudan Archives to the...
Visions of Sound – November 2017

Visions of Sound – November 2017

We’ve partnered with Groovalizacion Radio to bring you a monthly collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
News: Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers – Electric Mambo

News: Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers – Electric Mambo

From the depths of Haitian raisin mizik to the electronic ones… We are pretty excited to feature “Electric Mambo“, the first single & video from Chouck Bwa’s new project released with Brussels electro duo The Ångstromers. Together they reinterpreted the Voodoo tradition enriching the already high-flavoured Afro-Caribbean rhythms with modular...
Your Ticket To… Rasin Music

Your Ticket To… Rasin Music

Rasin music is Haitian Vodou music (drums and bells forming traditional rhythms, accompanied by traditional lyrics sung in service to a Vodou spirit) shaped into commercial art. It takes on a multitude of shapes: modernist, postmodern, folklore, according to the times in which the music was produced and marketed. In...
Interview: Bal Kontredans Violon Léogane (October 2016)

Interview: Bal Kontredans Violon Léogane (October 2016)

Whether it be called kwaze les 8, kontredans, or bal violon, Haiti’s contra-dance tradition is for the most part unknown by the world at large. Most focus either on the blackness or the poverty of the island, without realising Haitian culture shares plenty of similarities with Europe’s culture, though with...
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