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.