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- Band/Small Ensemble
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- WOMEX 2017
- WOMEX 2016
- WOMEX 2015
- WOMEX 2014
company descriptionCHOUK BWA
A traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin — roots music — band, Chouk Bwa, formerly Chouk Bwa Libète, realizes the source of a drum and dance style using percussion and call-and-response vocals that are infused with Haitian Vodou. « Chouk Bwa » means « Root » in Haitian creole.
Chouk Bwa was selected as a showcasing band at WOMEX 2015.
In September 2016 Chouk Bwa met the Brussels based duo The Angstromers. Frédéric Alstadt and Ripit are specialized in live experiments with vintage electronic instruments like modular synths. A 7 inch of their common live performance at Café Central (Brussels) will be released in November 2017. A new album is expected in 2018.
What if Viennese composer Franz Schubert would have travelled to Haiti and met the spirits of vodou in Carrefour la Mort ? What if we would travel back to an imaginary mixed XIXth Century ?
With their hyper-classical formula of a piano and a voice, Belgian piano player Fabian Fiorini and Haitian singer Renette Désir summon the spirit of German romantic composers together with vodou trance. They pay a twofold tribute to contemporary Haitian poetry and to the language of the Haitian of the street: Creole.
Multi-instrumentalist Esinam recalls the spirit of her Ghanaian roots in a ballet of instruments slightly sustained by almost invisible loop machines.
Both her sensitivity and her personal way of merging different genres together do create, color and uplift Esinam’s musical universe. She is part of that new generation of musicians bringing forth a cultural blend of music. Her first E.P., including the single Electric Lady produced by Ibaaku will be released beginning of 2018!
Kel Assouf means both “nostalgia” and “son of eternity” in Tamashek, the language of the Sahara nomads. In 2006 the group gathered around exiled Nigerian musician Anana Harouna. After the album “Tin Hinane” (Igloomondo 2010), Anana started working with Tunisian producer and musician Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou08) creating a distinctive tradi-modern sound – some call it a hyper-modern sound – that is both heavy and hypnotic.
Kel Assouf currently work on a new album to be released in 2018 with an unconventional trio formula. Drummer Olivier Penu and keyboard player Sofyann Ben Youssef support singer and guitar player Anana Harouna. They add a layer of freedom and contrasts to the heavy rock sound typical of their last album Tikounen.
- 02 Jan 2017 - written by Michael Wolteche, Enthusiast Music from Belgium
- 13 Oct 2016 - written by Michael Wolteche, Enthusiast Music from Belgium
- 08 Oct 2015 - written by Michael Wolteche, Enthusiast Music from Belgium