WE LOVE HAÏTI - The Help Tape

by kAkopHoniE BeAtMéKa

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Sak pasé people !

I'm happy to bring you today this new beat album. As you can hear, it's a project totally based on Haitian music from the 60's to the 80's. You probably be surprised but I'm not haitian, i'm from Guadeloupe, FWI. Haitian music really makes part of my musical culture not only due to the fact that we have a big haitian community here in Guadeloupe but also because this is a music i grew up with. As a young kid, before zouk music, my parents were dancing all night long in "bals", wedding or baptism parties on Compa, Cadence, Guaranco, Bolero, Meringue, Ra-Ra or Voodoo music among others in the 70's and early 80's.

From Tabou Combo, J-B Nemours's Mini All Star, Skah Shah to Shleu Shleu or Djet X, Robert Martino's Gypsies, Desjean's Brothers or Boston's Volo Volo just to name a few, i wanted to make a tribute to all those incredible haitian bands, ensembles, koumbites and combos with talented musicians from Petion-Ville, Cap Haitien, Jacmel, Canapé Vert, Cayes, Port-au-Prince, Boston, Miami, Montréal or New York, who gave us some of the most timeless and unforgettable melodies that we used to sing along all day till now. This music really makes part of my CULTURE, that's why, for me, this project has to be done one day.

Musically, for all my french caribbean producers and beatmakers out there, i did not dig that deep for the samples, you probably have most of those records in your parents records collection. This was done with crackling vinyls and a sampler in that Hip Hop spirit as usual.

I hope y'all enjoy that album as i enjoyed to make it...

I want to send all my love and support to my Haitian people in Haiti and all over the world, to all diasporas, to all my Guadeloupean people and familly, to my wife and my daughter, to all caribbean music lover and of course to YOU for your unlimited love and support.

Thank you for your purchase, your time, for your sharing and for your love.

WE LOVE HAITI.
Peace.
Kako.

All Beats and Cuts produced, arranged and mixed by Kakophonie BeatMéka
Artwork and Photography by D.Milherou for Petit-Carnet
(The cover is inspired from Les Gyspsies de Petion-Ville's debut album)

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released October 16, 2013

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