Sunday, February 9, 2014

BUY: Various Artists - Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz and Twoubadou Sounds (1960-1978)

2014 two CD collection, the first in-depth exploration of the vibrant and varied colors of Haiti's music from the early `60s to the late `70s. Haiti Direct celebrates the overlooked musical legacy of Haiti, going beyond Ra-ra and voodoo stereotypes to trace the development of a unique sound that echoed across the Caribbean. Featuring in-depth liner notes and interviews with some of the musicians and producers that shaped the sound, this set is the first widely available compilation to celebrate the unique and innovative sounds of Haiti.

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