Born in Guadeloupe, Christian Laviso is a self-taught poly instrumentalist. Drawn to traditional music he chooses the guitar as his instrument of preference. At a very young age he is aware of the vital importance of mastering Gwoka music. This popular music from Guadeloupe tells the story of the life, labour and rebellion of the slaves. His unique style is the result of his frequent contacts with other famous Gwoka musicians and collaborations with the famous saxophonist Kenny Garreth and David Murray as his special guest at the St Lucia Jazz Festival. With his band, the Christian Laviso Trio, he puts his heart and soul into it his music, and put
Christian Laviso Trio: This Guadeloupean band’s music embraces the Caribbean and classic jazz style.
Those three men have an obsession! Translate the traditional gwoka’s essence with "modern" instruments. The trio, core hard of gwoka’s defenders, is opened for all collaborations to proove its "jazzistic" value. To affirm, gwoka’s equal value near other reference’s music .
s on a great show.
His unique style is the result of his frequent contacts with other famous Gwoka musicians and collaborations with the famous saxophonist Kenny Garreth and David Murray as his special guest at the St Lucia Jazz Festival. With his band, the Christian Laviso Trio, he puts his heart and soul into it his music, and puts on a great show.
He also draw his inspiration from his cultural heritage such as from the music playing during the nine-nights … His very daring and original style first make him difficult to find a place into the musical scene in Guadeloupe but his talent, notably for listening, enabled him to integrate and be recognized into this musical family.
In the Eighties, he acquires a solid notoriety, playing during many festivals and events as the Gosier Jazz Festival (Guadeloupe) broadcasted on BET Jazz, Pointe-à-Pitre Jazz Festival “Carrefour des musiques créoles” (Guadeloupe), the Festival of Angoulême (France, 1983) ..."I strongly think that last century was that of jazz. This one will be gwoka’s century! " clamp the leader in 2004.They find their dash in the live one, the public takes part ardently, singing, dancing, carried by the rate/rhythm and the swing. In 2005 Christian Laviso releases his 7th album “Chaltouné” (Mawon’s light). The American saxophonist Kenny Garrett has participated on next gwoka cd waiting in 2008 .
They develop a voluble and percussion play spouted out the deep Guadeloup ‘s heart !
Booking : Agencie KiLti A’w Rue Simonet pointe d’or est 97139 Abymes
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