Rootsy, body-rocking Gwo Ka rhythms with dashes of drum machines and electronics, from 1988-93. Dancefloor mayhem.
During this period, the 808, 909 and co were permeating music-making world-wide. From pulsating Chicago house and rough Detroit techno, to the dancehalls of Kingston and the shebeens of Kinshasa, every place and every scene reacted to the new technology in a different way.
The French Caribbean was no exception. Long the bedrock of Zouk, it was fertile ground for the new equipment and fresh sounds.
Kaloukera Percussions celebrates the music of celebrated Guadeloupean singer and percussionist Erick Cosaque. Staunch activist in the name of the music, language and culture of Guadeloupe, his musical career spans five decades.
Flan'm Cho / Banbou La / Kowidow Man'm Boe / Bazouka Available from 16.09.2016