Various Artists / Musical Selections From Alan Lomax In Haiti
Album: Musical Selections From Alan Lomax In Haiti   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2012
Label:Harte Recordings, Llc  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-26 Pull Date: 2012-07-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 15 Jun 10 Jun 3
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 11, 2012: ThermoNuclear Bar
Danbala Wedo Tokan Loulev
3. Jun 02, 2012: no voices aloud
Instrumental Meringue
2. Jun 09, 2012: New World Disorder
Danbala Wedo Tokan Loulev

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-05-25
In 1936, noted ethnomusicologist Lomax spent 5 months in Haiti recording everything from children’s songs to merengues, carnival dances to voodoo music. This is a tiny sampling from his massive 10-disc set recorded by the Library of Congress. Most songs are very short and due to the age of the recording and settings, often are hard to understand. They are often scratchy or have a far away sound. The notes help. Not sure this is the type of music most DJs would play, but it’s a fascinating glimpse into Haitian culture.
Check out especially:

1. Quiet spoken introduction then sweet mid/upbeat tinny piano.
4. Percussion & strings w/a midtempo Caribbean feel.
6. Squeaky merengue w/banjo & vocals. Midtempo.
7. Downtempo and scratchy perc/vocals/strings blend.
9. Wicked voodoo drumming, upbeat and hypnotic.
12. Fast drums, M/F call-response voodoo song gets crazy.
14. Fun fast children’s song w/boy chorus.
16. Another version of #4 w/varying sound levels.
20. Fun, bright, bouncy instrumental merengue.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Lamothe, Ludovic Nibo
2. La Movinillere Valse A Elle
3. Francilia Nou Tou Se Moun
4. Ago's Bal Band Mesi, Papa Vensan
5. Hurston, Zora Neale Bama, Bama
6. Orchestre Granville Destronvil Deus Blues
7. Ago's Bal Band Kamen Se W Fe?
8. Sosyete Djouba Ele Kap Kriye, Bet-La Anraje L
9. Dufort, Carrefour Drums Of The Sosyete Viyolon
10. Francilia Ayizan Belekounde
11. Forvilice, Louis Romance De La Guerre
12. Anonymous Danbala Wedo Tokan Loulev
13. Freice, Loume En Avant Simple
14. L'ecole Normal Students M Pral Fe Lago Ti Zongle
15. Anonymous Nan Semitye Pou M Antere Fanmi Mwen
16. Surprise Jazz Mesi, Papa Vensan
17. Francilia Gede Nibo, Yo Fe Rayi Mwen
18. L'ecole Daumier Students Ti Zwazo
19. Sosyete Djouba Viv O M Rele Gouvene
20. Surprise Jazz Instrumental Meringue
21. Francilia Chanpay Oke, Kreyten Pa Kreyen Anko
22. Rare Ste. Therese Mwen Tete
23. 1st Bann Madigra Moyiz-O