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Babaliah loves Haïti

Babaliah loves Haïti

About the show

Playing tracks by

Afro combo de Boston, Les pachas du canapé vert, Coupé cloué et l'ensemble select, Gardner Lalanne et les loups noirs, Shleu Shleu and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 2nd in the #afrobeat chart, 5th in the #vinyl only chart, 5th in the #latin chart, 7th in the #world music chart and 27th in the #jazz chart.

First mix of Haïtian music. 70's Konpa from the mini jazz era. Sometimes latin, sometimes psychedelic. Always groovy and soulfull. The melody can be by sax, guitar or organ, and in a lot of bands, those leading instruments share the leadership. But what became obvious to me when, step by step, Haïtian Konpa became one of my favorite musical style, is the alchemy : How is it possible to find such a unity in both ruthmic and melodic sections. Of course there are killig chorus, but the way the guys can switch from one rythmic/melodic pattern to another as if they were one, with such natural team reactions, is amazing. Another thing that I learned to love about Haïtian 70's konpa is the way haïtian bands sometimes choose to claim their musical (cultural) identity by choosing this rythm, sometimes for really mellow love songs, although they show off in the intro of their tracks their huge skills to play the toughest kind of funky african-american music... I call it "art faussement naïf"

Comments

The Soulvendor

love it!

Babaliah
Babaliah

Thanks Man!

oumydiaw
oumydiaw

Ok it's official. I love all your series! #thebestafroselection dj

Babaliah
Babaliah

Well I take it as a really big compliment! thanks a lot!

Area Boys
Area Boys

BEAUTIful!!

Babaliah
Babaliah

Thanks!

Fab Smith
Fab Smith

Ambiance paillote!!!! :-D

Babaliah
Babaliah

Ben oui papa!

Adam Isbell  - Racubah!!

Digging this selection!

Babaliah
Babaliah

Thanks Man!

Alice Leclercq

I love it !!

Babaliah
Babaliah

Merci ALice!