Tuesday, May 7, 2013

AUDIO: No BS! Brass Band - Haitian Fight Song

MUSIC: No BS! Brass Band - Haitian Fight Song

No BS! Brass Band, a American brass-and-drums jazz band, interpretation of jazz legend Charles Mingus' classic 'Haitian Fight Song' off their 'On Fight Song: Tribute to Charles Mingus' album to be released on July 5.

No BS! Brass Band co-founder Reggie Pace says the song, based on a traditional Haitian folk melody, is one of his favorite Mingus tunes. “It’s like a sound portrait of the story of the Haitian immigrants and slaves,” he says. “I had the idea of taking that song and bringing it to a modern place, using grooves that in music right now. The situation in Haiti is still pretty horrible so it’s still relevant.”

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