A five song sampler from the upcoming debut album by Lakou Mizik, a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians who are bringing new life to Haitian roots music.
The full album will be released by Cumbancha Discovery on April 1st. Pre-order at https://cumbancha.bandcamp.com/album/wa-di-yo and use the code "noisetradespecial" for a 30% discount on the full album.
Lakou Mizik is a thrilling genre blending musical experience that is as hard to define as it is easy to love. The album was produced by Chris Velan, a Montreal singer-songwriter and producer responsible for producing two albums for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, and British producer Iestyn Polson, famed for his work with David Gray, David Bowie, Patti Smith and others.
"A genial cross-generational coalition along the lines of the Buena Vista Social Club. Its songs draw on the rhythms and incantations of voodoo, the trumpeting of rara carnival music and hearty call-and-response vocal harmonies on their way to galloping, exultant dance grooves." The New York Times