Kaseko jump-up! Swinging Kawina, Calypso and Afro Latin sounds from Surinam.
It’s probably safe to say that Surinam is not the most well known country in South America, although it it the smallest. Wedged on the Caribbean coast between Guyana, French Guiana and Brazil, the ex-Dutch colony has produced some great and overlooked music.
Alex Figueira (of Vintage Voudou Records in Amsterdam) runs through some classic Kaseko and Kawina sounds he picked up on his recent trip