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Spicy Rhythm

by Kwaze

"STYLE" Konpa is mixture of latin rhythm and haitian folk music but it's more than that.Mix with a heavy dose of reggae, soca, calypso, african rhythm and dance music sung over smooth Island groove.
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1. Try the konpa Club (vers)
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3:44 $0.99
2. Dance with me Club (vers)
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4:21 $0.99
3. Deep love
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4:08 $0.99
4. Love is Universal
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4:16 $0.99
5. Stay
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5:42 $0.99
6. ou seul
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5:24 $0.99
7. A Mes Enfants
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7:32 $0.99
8. Dance with me (Live)
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4:24 $0.99
9. Try the konpa
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5:12 $0.99
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The band's sound, called kompa, is a marriage of Latin rhythms and Haitian folk music. But it's more than that. Mix with a heavy dose of Calypso, Reggae, and Dance music.

It all comes together in bright, and beautiful melodies sung over smooth Island grooves.

The brain of the outfit is Fritz Bonostro, who composes and arranges most of the tunes, plays keyboard and sings. The West Palm Beach florist designer started the band in the mid-90s in New York, where he emigrated from Haiti

With his parents in 1980.Bonostro writes songs that talk mostly of love lost and found, social injustice and partying on the beach.

In 1997, just as kwazé was beginning to taste some success in New York nightclubs and recording songs for a debut CD, Bonostro moved to West Palm Beach. With lead female vocalist Carline Bonostro, and reformed the group using local musicians. They have establish a reputation playing at Clematis, Sun Fest Festival, ArtiGras Festival, Kaleidoscope Festival, Tunes and Town concerts And locals clubs.

"It's Kwazé", Bonostro says.

"Fate. Destiny, whatever you call it in English.


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palm Beach Post

Keyboardist/vocalist Fritz Bonostro is a West Palm Beach floral designer who started his band Kwaze in New York in the mid-1990s. The Haiti native's move to Florida meant regrouping as a duo with vocalist Carline Bonostro for Spicy Rhythms -- Vol. 2, a marriage of Latin rhythms and Haitian folk music that the bandleader refers to as "konpa."

Whatever you call it, tracks like the upbeat Dance With Me and mid-tempo Deep Love will drastically affect any party. Kwaze's dance numbers work better than its ballads, where the drum programming is particularly obvious. Even the opening tandem of Try the Konpa and Dance With Me (which also close the disc in inverse order) both resemble Hot Hot Hot, the islandic 1980s hit by Buster Poindexter (a pseudonym for former New York Dolls vocalist David Johansen). For further information, visit or www.

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