Yes, this is the year of Twoubadou music and you know that Fred Paul and Mini Records would not let this movement pass them by. Mini Records has just released two volumes of Twoubadou music under the title of Klasik Twoubadou. Even though the style is different from that of Haiti Twoubadou, I find them very good. These 2 CDs are immensely entertaining and they take you back memory lane. There are tunes from Anilus Cadet, Dodof Legros, Koupe Kloue, Ti Paris, Jazz des Jeunes, Aux Calebasses, Raoul Guillaume and so many more. The musicians do an excellent job of these songs.
I was happy to hear the voice of Gina Dupervil on Volume 1. There has been a real dearth of solo albums by Haitian female singers, as if they seem to have disappeared from the scene, unless they are with another group. She sounds so harmonious on Tune No. 2 of Volume 1.
In the liner notes, Fred Paul dedicates these 2 volumes to the master of the Troubadour genre, and this is a nice gesture to their memory. He put together a group of musicians who really do justice to the music. Interestingly enough, there are even some Cuban musicians who feel at ease playing this music.
Klasik Twoubadou - Vol. 1 and 2, is a necesary addition to your collection of Twoubadou Music. In my own musical point of view, I dare say that Haïti Twoubadou (Vol. 1,2 and 3) and now, this Klasik Twoubadou, are the best of Twoubadou music I have heard so far. So I urge to stop by your CD store as soon as possible. You will thoroughly enjoy them.
Fred Paul Presents Klasik Twoubadou.
This album is a tribute to all the Troubadours of my country, specially the pioneers who, inspired by the reality of their environment, wrote songs that touched everyone. Their performance was graced with soul and humor. They colored Haïti's musical landscape.
Thanks to Fabrice and Kéké, Twoubadou is back. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I present you LOLE-LOLAY "Klasik Twoubadou," the album conceived in honor of the masters of this musical genre such as Dodof Legros, Ti Paris, Coupé Cloué, Raphaël Bénito, Robert Molin, Anélus Cadet, Frantz Coulanges, Joe Jack, Gérard Dupervil, Rodrigue Millien, Althiéry Dorival, Toto Nécessité, and others... What a repertoire they gave us!
And now relax and let LOLE-LOLAY color your world. Enjoy.