About Mini All Stars
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Mini All Stars
Mini All Stars is a Kompa group from Haiti, MAS is one of the original Kompa bands. Mini All Stars was formed out the some of the best musicians that were under the Mini Records label.
In the sixties as electric guitar and modern instrument became more popular, it created the Mini-Jazz era wich required less musicians. So there were many new bands that were formed because of the electric guitar. Out of the Mini Jazz movement the Mini Records labels was established.
In the sixties the word "Mini" was associated with the Fashion fad at he time the Mini skirt. The Group got their name from the idea of the fad at that time and combined it with Jazz hence the name Mini-Jazz, Mini-Records, Mini All Stars.
In 1977 Mini all stars was formed with and All Stars ensemble from the labels best artists, and they had a new sound.
They debut with "Ce Peche" in 1977 and then followed with "We Gotta Move On" in 1982.
The third Album was a compilation Titled "Pure gold", it was a 15 song tribute to Nemours Jean-Baptiste who brought Kompa to Haiti. It was a rare 3 disc album compilation, kind of an historical first for Haitian Music. The 15 songs were songs from the 50's and 60's that were changed to a newer more modern sound with and up-to-date feeling. This album was produced by Mini Records under the supervision of the legendary Executive Producer Fred Paul.
Mini All Stars homebase is mostly Haiti and Miami, but they play in Europe as well as all over America. The band sounds comes from Kompa and various other influences such as rock, R&B with a blend of Jazz and the best of French Caribbean Music.