Tag Archives: Haitian

Playlist: NYP Records – A Feast of “Global Riddims” (July 2020)

Playlist: NYP Records – A Feast of “Global Riddims” (July 2020)

In times like these, we can only welcome with open arms and bless any fresh and forward-looking adventure that is set in motion in the music world…just like NYP Records, a brand-new label launched in Brussels by Tony Heynen. “NYP (Name Your Price) Records is the latest project of Tony...
Visions of Sound – September 2018

Visions of Sound – September 2018

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: 
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...
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...