Rhythms of Rapture: Sacred Musics of Haitian Vodou

Rhythms of Rapture: Sacred Musics of Haitian Vodou

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Features recent innovations and traditional roots of this potent music. Cuts from live Vodou ceremonies are juxtaposed with performances by well-known Haitian artists, such as Boukman Experyans, RaRa Machine, Boukan Ginen and RAM. A cascade of sounds—Haitian Kreyol, the blowing of a conch shell, powerful drumming, electric guitar, synthesizers, sounds of clay pots, bells, and gourd rattles—build compelling rhythmic cross-currents. Enclosed notes examine the music’s political and spiritual base. Portions of the proceeds from the sale of this recording go to benefit Haitian grassroots community projects. 20 tracks. "The music has an indomitable spirit." — New York Times


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EN ESPAÑOL

Se caracteriza por innovaciones y raíces tradicionales de esta potente música. Partes de ceremonias vudú en vivo se yuxtaponen con las actuaciones de artistas haitianos conocidos, como: Boukman Experyans, RaRa Machine, Boukan Ginen y RAM.

Una cascada de sonidos haitianos Kreyol, el sonido de una caracola, una percusión poderosa, guitarra eléctrica, sintetizadores, sonidos de ollas de barro, campanas y construcción de cascabeles, atractivas cruzadas con corrientes rítmicas.

Las notas incluídas examinan la base política y espiritual de la música. Parte de las ganancias de la venta de este disco van a beneficiar a Haití en proyectos comunitarios de base. Veinte pistas. ”La música tiene un espíritu indomable.“ - New York Times.

Year Released 1995
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1995 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) Caribbean; Sacred; World
Country(s) Haiti; United States
Culture Group(s) African Caribbean
Instrument(s) Ason; Banbou; Bas; Boula; Chorus; Conch shell; Drum; Gamel; Kanari; Kloch; Lanbi; Manman; Menwat ensemble; Metal, struck; Ogan; Oungenikon; Rada ensemble; Rara band; Segon; Violin; Vocals; Vocals, group
Language(s) Haitian French Creole
Subject(s) Music--Caribbean; Religious; World music
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101 Badè Rara Machine 2:19 Not Available for Download
102 Azouke Legba (Dans Kanari) Vodou Le 3:45
103 Bosou Djo Eya (Mayi rhythm) Sociètè Jour M'alongè Fòc Nan Point Dieu Devant 1:17
104 Pale-m Mal (Mayi rhythm) RAM 2:48 Not Available for Download
105 Legba Plante'I Poto/Papa Loko Di Yo Sa (Yanvalou rhythm) Master Drummer Coyote 3:56 Not Available for Download
106 Vye Gran O Prete Mwen Chwai La (Zepol rhythm) Sociètè Soleil Levant 1:09
107 Simbi Dio (Yanvalou rhythm) Frisner Augustin and La Troupe Makandal 5:10 Not Available for Download
108 Guantanamo Song (Rara rhythm, Southern style) Rara Inorab Kapab 1:50
109 Konbit Zaka (Djouba rhythm) Boukman Eksperyans 4:22 Not Available for Download
110 Laserenal Premye Nimewo Group 1:50
111 Kadja Kadja Nou Tande (Grennadye rhythm) Lakou Souvenans 1:40
112 Tande (Grennadye rhythm) Boukan Ginen 5:35 Not Available for Download
113 Sen Franswa Di Priye Dye Fò (Mereng rhythm) Group at Sal Bosou Twa Kòn temple 2:53
114 Chwal Sen Jak Mare Nan Poto Micheline Forestal 0:52
115 Ogou O Wa De Zanj (Song for Ogou) Mimerose Beaubrun 1:46
116 Piè Aleman Batala Lemiso (Nago rhythm) Lakou Badjo 3:13
117 Gangan Move Tèt O (Petwo Rhythm) Rasin Mapou de Azor 4:05 Not Available for Download
118 Brave Guede Banda (Port-au-Prince Banda rhythm) Wawa and his group 3:11 Not Available for Download
119 Rara Ya Sezi (Rara) / Bizango Song for Kalfou (Chika rhythm) Lakou Kanno/Sosyete Manto Sen Pyè 2:15
120 Djab-la Fouye Twou-li Doudli's Sister 1:40
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