Format: 2 x LP
Availability: In stock
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The return of the most important French Antillean band of the 60’s and the 70’s. They bring a unique mix of Biguine, funk, Latin, Compas and early Zouk.
Camille Sopran’n, who founded the band with guitarist Guy Jacquet and bassist Pierre-Edouard Décimus, personally selected this compilation from the Vikings’ vast discography of about 20 albums, starting in 1967.
They obviously inherited a lot from “roots music” (Gwo Ka), jazz and the beguine that had been played on the island since the late 19th century, and of which they give a dazzlingly modern version on “Tou Touni”.
Their music is buffeted by the artistic winds that were sweeping the Caribbean: “Rumbo Melon” is influenced by Latin music; “Assez Palé” is a cover of a number by the great Haitian saxophonist and composer Nemours Jean Baptiste, who is often presented as the inventor of kompa; and “Ambiance” offers a new take on “Guhe Huiamo” by the Ivory Coast singer Amédée Pierre.
|1||Ambiance Vikings||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Assez Palé||Add to Playlist||Play|
|3||Rumbo Melon||Add to Playlist||Play|
|4||Gadé Douvant||Add to Playlist||Play|
|5||Ti Tong Ti Tong||Add to Playlist||Play|
|6||Tou Touni||Add to Playlist||Play|
|7||Ahi Na Ma||Add to Playlist||Play|
|9||Retour au pays||N/A|
|11||Ka nou pé fe||N/A|
|12||Claro Que Si||N/A|
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