Nov 28, 2014
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Posts tagged: compas

Mixtape Mondays: Jus Now, I-Shence Sound, Kalibandulu, DJ Dümi

Words by Deejay Theory

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As we drift into October #MixtapeMondays is here to make sure that summer cyah dun with brand new music and vibes every week. This round we touch some exclusive soca heat, up-to-the-time dancehall, reggae and more. Catch it all below.

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AUDIO: Les Loups Noirs’ “Pile Ou Face”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Out next week via Strut Records from the U.K., Haiti Direct is one of the first internationally available in-depth explorations of Haitian music from the early ‘60s through the late ‘70s, tracking the transition from the big band era to the compas explosion. In addition to early material from giants like Tabou Combo, Haiti Direct also sheds light on forgotten and lesser known footnotes like Les Loups Noirs, whose “Pile Ou Face,” from 1972 and the album Les Loups Noirs à New York, Strut have given us to “premiere.”

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Toppa Top 10: Poirier + Erin MacLeod’s Francophone Top Ten of 2012


Words by Erin MacLeod, as determined by Ghislain Poirier and Erin MacLeod—

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Impressions: Images From Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Martei Korley—

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