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Erick Cosaque - Chinal Ka 1973 - 1995 Vinyl LP New 2019

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Cat no. HS200VL
Track Listing

1. Guadeloupe, île de mes amours
2. Joué zizipan
3. Déséré nou dé May
4. Kominiké
5. L'heureux noir
6. Jean la line la cléré
7. Donatien
8. Lundi bon matin
9. Dé ti mo pawol Cwéol
10. Dé chate colé
11. Roger a di wha wha
12. Embawgo
13. Jan Pol Rabalkoto
14. A koz don biyé 100 F
15. Zombie Dance
16. Wolémin oupwi

First ever anthology dedicated to one of the most important figures in Guadeloupean music. Erick Cosaque is a singer-percussionist and leading figure of Gwo Ka, the traditional Guadeloupean music with a social and cultural dimension. This long-awaited event will be highly welcomed by many vinyl collectors, DJs and diggers.

180g double vinyl, printed inner sleeve + 4 page insert w/ archival photos. Includes extended liner notes, biography and track by track details in English, Créole and French.

A strong, rough, rounded voice with the typical tone heard in the creole outdoor musical gatherings. Erick Cosaque's voice is made to go over and above the two boula drums and the makè drum which are associated in general, along a few light percussions, with the Guadeloupean Gwo Ka. Whether heard at an informal street corner kout' tanbou, during a traditional evening at someone's place or in the musical léwoz of a community centre, his warm yet imperial voice has been known by West Indians, in the islands and in the mainland through music, radio and television thanks to a career spanning more than forty five years - about twenty solo albums, forty or so participations and collaborations with artists of all generations and genres within the Caribbean music scene.

Although Erick Cosaque is a major figure in Gwo Ka, he managed to avoid being part of any institutional system - no label, no alliance, no funding. His voice, one of the strongest in that genre, has been significant since the early '70s for restoring the original spontaneous and rebellious spirit present in Gwo Ka with artistic creations starting in the age of vinyl and continuing in the digital era.