Chinal Ka 1973 - 1995 Erick Cosaque

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  • 1Guadeloupe, île de mes amours03:37
  • 2Joué zizipan04:29
  • 3Déséré nou dé May04:09
  • 4Kominiké05:22
  • 5L'heureux noir05:08
  • 6Jean la line la cléré06:26
  • 7Donatien06:28
  • 8Lundi bon matin03:16
  • 9Dé ti mo pawol Cwéol06:17
  • 10Dé chate colé04:46
  • 11Roger a di wha wha03:55
  • 12Embawgo04:15
  • 13Jan Pol Rabalkoto04:04
  • 14A koz don biyé 100 F04:58
  • 15Zombie Dance03:21
  • 16Wolémin oupwi04:34
  • Total Runtime01:15:05

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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.

A strong, rough, plump 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 center, 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 70’s 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.

Erick Cosaque resembles Gwo ka, whose music has simple components but is deeply rooted in a complex historical and social context made of fights, pleasures, memories and desires.

Erick Cosaque

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