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MP3 Markus Schwartz - Tanbou Nan Lakou Brooklyn

Afro-Haitian percussionist assembles some of the top artists from the Haitian Jazz & Mizik Rasin (roots music) genres— along with several giants from the New York City jazz world. The result is an intoxicating blend of Haitian Vodou drums, Jazz and World

11 MP3 Songs in this album (50:13) !
Related styles: JAZZ: World Fusion, WORLD: Caribbean

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Percussionist Markus Schwartz has been a key player in the naissance of the Haitian Jazz movement in New York City and beyond, and with "Tanbou Nan Lakou Brooklyn", Markus assembles some of the the brightest lights of the Haitian Jazz & Mizik Rasin (roots music) genres— along with several giants from the NYC jazz world. The result is an intoxicating blend of Vodou drums, Jazz and World music stylings.

From Haiti: Dadi Beaubrun (Boukman Eksperyans/Lataye), Eddy Francois (Boukman/Boukan Ginen), Erol Josue and James Germain, plus Haitian jazz artists Eddy Bourjolly (Mozayik), Buyu Ambroise (Blues in Red), Jean Caze & Jowee Omicil.

plus Special Guests: drummer Jeff Ballard (Chick Corea, Brad Meldau, Joshua Redman), tenor sax Jacques Schwarz-Bart (Sone Ka La, Roy Hargrove, D’Angelo) & bassist Ugonna Okegwo (Tom Harrell, Jacky Terrason, Bruce Barth)

Born in Denmark, Markus Schwartz grew up in an American household surrounded by Jazz, and has devoted the last twenty years to learning the wealth and complexity of traditional Haitian religious music. Moving in and out of Haiti since the early 1990s, Markus followed the lead of Haitian percussionists on pilgrimages into the countryside to learn the intricate and powerful drumming styles of the various lakou—historic religious compounds—such as Badjo, Soukri and Souvenance.

Once settled in Brooklyn, Markus became a sought-after drummer at Haitian religious ceremonies, and was instrumental in creating the ground-breaking Haitian Jazz quintet Mozayik, bringing his informed arrangements of Vodou rhythms to Jazz versions of American standards, Haitian traditional songs and Mozayik’s original compositions. Markus has since recorded and/or performed with many of Haiti''s finest musicians, including “Queen of Haitian Song” Emeline Michel and Hip-Hop superstar Wyclef Jean.

“This album is like Papa Legba holding a party at the crossroads where the great Haitian Master drummer
Ti-Roro meets John Coltrane and they mix it up for a while. Best of all, we get to listen in... a fabulous fusion of Black musical styles blended and melded into a fresh and welcome innovation.”

–Elizabeth McAlister, author, "Rara! Vodou Power and Performance in Haiti and its Diaspora", and producer, "Angels in the Mirror-Vodou Music of Haiti" & "Rhythms of Rapture: The Sacred Musics of Haitian Vodou."

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