BLUME, FELIX - DEATH IN HAITI: FUNERAL BRASS BANDS & SOUNDS...

BLUME, FELIX - DEATH IN HAITI: FUNERAL BRASS BANDS & SOUNDS...

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: DISCREPANT

Release date: 16/03/2018

Barcode: 5055869544610

Catalog no.: CREP0000051

Item ID: 457636

This vivid sound portrait depicting the way funerals and burials are lived in Haiti was recorded in Port au Prince by sound artist Flix Blume in early December 2016. The recordings this plunge the listener into a world of pain, loss and solemn celebration as each funeral comprises its own live jazz band as well as a plethora of characters, like the joker (le blaguer) who cracks jokes and tales about the recently deceased. A beautiful document of a thriving tradition, presented on vinyl..

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