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Zouk Obsession

Zouk Obsession

by Gazoline
     
 
In the mid-1980s, Gazoline became one of the most popular bands in zouk music -- an African style that has enjoyed great popularity in Martinique and Cameroon. Combining the rhythms of the "Gwo Ba" and "Couval Bwa" styles with electric instruments and elements of Western pop and dance music/disco, the band's founder Pier Rosier did more than

Overview

In the mid-1980s, Gazoline became one of the most popular bands in zouk music -- an African style that has enjoyed great popularity in Martinique and Cameroon. Combining the rhythms of the "Gwo Ba" and "Couval Bwa" styles with electric instruments and elements of Western pop and dance music/disco, the band's founder Pier Rosier did more than his part to popularize zouk. But ironically, it wasn't until Rosier left Martinique for Paris that he became a star in Africa -- at first, producers in Martinique didn't want to take a chance on his music, and he felt the need to move west in order to make it big. Fans of Latin and Caribbean music may notice that the upbeat, happy and infectious music on Zouk Obsession bears a slight resemblance to such forms as merengue and calypso. But they'll also notice that zouk has an appealing identity all its own.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/1990
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351642127
catalogNumber:
64021

Tracks

  1. Carrement News  -  Gazoline
  2. Console Mwen  -  Gazoline
  3. Bail Gaz  -  Gazoline
  4. Obsession  -  Gazoline
  5. Dechire  -  Gazoline
  6. Mariage Jeodi  -  Gazoline

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gazoline   Primary Artist
Edith Lefel   Background Vocals
Pier' Rosier   Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals
Alan Joseph   Guitar
Denis Leloup   Trombone
Christian Martinez   Trumpet
Marc LMira   Synthesizer,Bass,Background Vocals,Ti Bwa
Jericho Boura   Drums,Ti Bwa
Eric Jiausserand   Trumpet
Philippe Slominsky   Trumpet
Alain Cebarec   Background Vocals
Alain Hato   Saxophone
Laurent Albert   Percussion
Jean-Louis Damant   Trombone

Technical Credits

Pier' Rosier   Arranger
Marc LMira   Contributor,Concept
Pierre Joel Mary   Engineer

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