"Perle de Culture" - RIVA & Bohio Music


  • artist:
    RIVA & Bohio Music
  • featured artist:
    RIVA & Bohio Music
  • release year:
    2015
  • country:
    Haiti
  • formats:
    • Audio File / Digital
    • CD (Compact Disc)
  • record submitted by:

“And I love everything about Haiti’s traditions– the language, the dance and the music. They have the most raw beauty you’ll ever experience.”
Précil translates this raw beauty on albums like Perle de Culture into music that’s light, complex, and earthy. Working closely with Haitian-heritage guitarist and renaissance man, Monvelyno, Précil crafts elegant originals. “Legba,” a central spirit in vodou, the great opener of doors, starts with a spare dialog between Précil’s voice and drums, then broadens into a full jazz quartet. Other tracks dive straight into funky acoustic grooves (“Sebon”) and breathtaking polyrhythms (“Ti Zandò”).

Her songs have a powerful presence, no matter what the arrangement or context. A seasoned performer at intimate clubs and on festival stages, Précil brings her work to life for audiences in a variety of formats, from a simple acoustic trio (voice, guitar, Haitian drums), to an expanded electric band, sometimes including a full brass section and additional dancers.



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