VARIOUS - ANTILLES MÉCHANT BATEAU

VARIOUS - ANTILLES MÉCHANT BATEAU

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: BORN BAD

Release date: 24/08/2018

Barcode: 3521381548716

Catalog no.: BB0000106

Item ID: 466618

The West Indies - a sweet coastline subject to many clichés from another time. That postcard with coconut trees, a glass of rum to sip on, those so exotic madras dresses... Almost as many as in Compagnie Créole's "doudouist" songs, that say a lot about the misunderstandings from both sides of the ocean. West Indians are still as stuck with this distorted outlook as in the good old days of the colonies. Because, underneath the veneer of moldy images, a completely different reality is woven. 'They beat drums but were never number one' - to misquote the chorus by a Martinique-born French singer. This is the subject of this collection - musicians drumming on percussion as a way of asserting their creolized identity. Songs that tell, in veiled terms, a different reality from what mainlanders were fed with. Special cases, with cries of joy and laments accompanied by cadences, as an invitation to trance, all immersed in the Caribbean melting pot of rhythm.
TRACKS:
01. Mahy - Antilles Méchant Bateau
02. Guy Conquete - Ban Moin Clé A Titine
03. Dolor - A Dardonnel
04. Joseph Lacides - Yo Ka Biguiné Joseph
05. Tino Saint-Val Mam'zelle Cancan
06. Dolor - Ki Vino
07. Dolor - Socié Cabrite
08. Gaby Siarras - Moana
09. Joseph Lacides - Citation Créole
10. Casimir Letang - Ménage Chalviré
11. Manuela Pioche - Pas Ban Moin Coup
12. Gerard Valton - Bel Mè A Présent
13. Beaujour - Ti Té Ya
14. Josianne Saint-Louis - Jeines Gaçons
15. Dolor - Vini Sauvé Moin

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