What You Should Know about Haitian Music and the Evolution of Compas Direct

What You Should Know about Haitian Music and the Evolution of Compas Direct

by Jean Lesly Vallon

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What You Should Know about Haitian Music and the Evolution of Compas Direct by Jean Lesly Vallon

The book is very informative and focuses on the three phases of evolution of Compas Direct-Haiti's most popular music. Compas, created by the legendary Nemours Jean-Baptiste, has over some fifty years overcome the influences of other cultures especially musical styles such as Merengue, Salsa, Reggae, Pop etc. to retain its basic foundations. Evidently enough the 70s, the 80s and the 90s to the present time represent the most salient features throughout the history of the evolution of the music.

In fact, you will learn about Cadence Rampa-another musical style invented by Webbert Sicot, one of the greatest Haitian saxophonists, who pioneered solos using the saxophone in Haitian music. Yet Nemours Jean-Baptiste, creator of Compas Direct and Webbert Sicot, inventor of Cadence Rampa, remain the two seminal figures in the history of the evolution of Haitian music. In addition, you will become aware of Wyclef Jean's MVP Compas, the Haitian-born R and B star whose latest mission is to crossover Compas internationally using Creole and English lyrics mixed with Reggae and Compas beats, What a great move?

Lastly, learn not only about the musicians-Haitians and non-Haitians- managers, impresarios, media personalities but also you the fans who, by your unconditional support, have contributed to the evolution of this beautiful musical style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420858402
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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