Premiere + On Wax // Ostinato Records Presents: Tanbou Toujou Lou – Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz , & Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960 – 1981
A continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm.
The most distinctive – and hypnotic – feature of African and Afro-based rhythms across the world.
Aprè dans, tanbou toujou lou (After the dance, the drum is always heavy)
Ostinato Records is a brand new label dedicated to exposing the world to vintage Afrophone sounds, on a mission to revitalise ‘golden era sounds’ of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the East Indies ‘and beyond’.
This is a mission Groovement can 100% get behind, so it is with great pleasure that we present an exclusive track from their first release:’Les Loups Noirs’ by Pele Rien is one of twenty tracks that form part of this awesome package, TANBOU TOUJOU LOU: MERINGUE, KOMPA KREYOL, VODOU JAZZ, & ELECTRIC FOLKLORE FROM HAITI 1960 – 1981.
The vinyl will be available on double gatefold with a 36 page booklet, plus CD and digi releases.
Vik Sohonie (former head researcher for the excellent Analog Africa) has scoured private collections and archives in Brooklyn, NY, plus dug fervently in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Gonaives, and St. Marc, Haiti. He’s uncovered a variety of styles that demand your full attention…
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