Wesli / Tradisyon
Album:Tradisyon Collection:World
Artist:Wesli Added:Nov 2022

A-File Activity
Add Date:2023-02-08 Pull Date:2023-04-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 9Apr 2Mar 26Mar 19Mar 12Mar 5Feb 26Feb 19

Recent Airplay
1.May 01, 2023:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
4.Apr 20, 2023:Run-Away Radio
Ay Lina, Makonay
2.Apr 29, 2023:Music Casserole
Kontém Rakontém
5.Apr 06, 2023:Run-Away Radio
3.Apr 24, 2023:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Kay Koulé Trouba
6.Apr 01, 2023:Music Casserole
Peyizan Yo

Album Review
Carla Leninger
Reviewed 2022-11-12 
Wesli's music is a syncretic blend of electronic music, Afrobeat, soul, funk, hip-hop and more.Tradisyon, released by Cumbancha, is the first of a two-part project that retells the story of Haiti’s past and imagines its future.

Overflowing with 19 songs, Tradisyon explores traditional chants from the voodoo religion, explosive carnival rara rhythms and lilting, folksy twoubadou songs. As of this writing, the album is #5 on the Transglobal World Music Chart.

Use this album to celebrate the music of Haiti knowing that you are in good hands. Recommended tracks:

#3 To pumping accordion and sadly dancing strings, “Kay Koulé Trouba” uses a house with a leaking roof as a metaphor for the state of the nation.The song draws on the sounds of twoubadou, the folk
music of Haiti, which first developed in response to colonial bans on traditional Afro-Haitian
music and its instruments.
# 4 Makonay - a flamboyant tune featuring vocals, percussion and a lively dance beat intertwined with a Latin rhythm.
#16 Ay Lina - reminds me of the Brazilian lambada rhythm or the Caribbean merengue.A classic twoubadou song first sung by Haitian icon Ti Paris in the 1950s, “Ay Lina” is ripe with double-entendres and tells of a man asking a girl he loves to come and dance with him.

Track Listing
1.Peyizan Yo 10.Kadja Kadja
2.Fe Yo We Kongo Banda 11.Simbi
3.Kay Koulé Trouba 12.Le Soleil Descend
4.Makonay 13.Ba Li Lavi (Remix)
5.Kontém Rakontém 14.Peze Café
6.Trouba Ewa 15.Ibo Ibo Msé Toro
7.Samba 16.Ay Lina
8.Rara Mawoulé 17.Soufle Van Yé
9.Wawa Sé Rel O 18.Azounké An Yanvalou
 19.Tifi a Leve