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Timoun A Lafrik

by Laviso Christian

Christian Laviso's new album is a true Bomb with Kenny Garrett as sideman.Has received 3 awards : "Tree Stars" from french magazine Jazzman ,"Emotion cd "from Jazz Magazine,"Very favorite" from Africultures site.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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1. Ti Moun a Lafrik LAVISO Christian
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2. Se Nou Menm LAVISO Christian
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3. Bel Madanm La LAVISO Christian
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4. Fos E Limye LAVISO Christian
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5. Gita Banjo LAVISO Christian
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8. Graj 86 LAVISO Christian
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9. Mi........! Mawiz LAVISO Christian
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10. Sel Pa Ka Pale LAVISO Christian
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11. On Dot Swing LAVISO Christian
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12. Gwan Bonne LAVISO Christian
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Innovative style, the gwoka arouses curiosity and the interest of such as David Murray and Kenny Garrett.

Young musician, Christian Laviso acquires a musical culture rocked by the traditional songs. Very quickly, it tests the need for adapting the gwoka to evolve/move artistically.

His very particular style, develops in contact with famous Masters of Gwoka like Blachinot Kancel, Guy Conquet and by his collaborations with artists of jazz. From his very daring step, it is initially difficult for him to find his place on the musical scene in Guadeloup. With his talent, in particular to innovate, is able to integrate and identified in this musical family.

From African origin, the "Gwoka" is born from the big thirst for freedom of the slaves who exceed their sufferings at the rates/rhythms of the drums ka. Scorned a long time and marginalized, this music becomes the symbol of the identity search people of Guadeloup.

In the christian laviso trio,They have an obsession! To translate the pure traditional gwoka from Guadeloup, with "modern" instruments.

In the years ' 80, it acquires a maturity, occurring at the time of festivals: festival of jazz of Gosier (Guadeloupe) broadcasting by BET, festival of jazz " Carrefour des musiques créoles" (Guadeloupe), festival of Angouleme (France, 1983).He collaborate, in particular with the group Simen Kontra whose first album obtains price SACEM Gwoka into 2001.
"I very strongly think that last century was that of the jazz. That Ci will be that of the ka! "clamp Christian Laviso in 2004.

On Scene, the swiftness and the precision of the percussionnist Aldo Middleton and strike them incandescent beater Sonny Troupe join the voluble and incisive play of Christian Laviso. In 2005, it delivered its 2nd album Chaltouné "Light of the maroon negros". For his next album gwoka waited in 2008, one notes the participation of the American saxophonist Kenny Garrett....

The Trio shines by its virtuosity and reinvents a spouted out percussion play depths of the heart inhabitant of Guadeloup.


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Joe Rossi

Timoun A Lafrik
Very enjoyable album. Great guitar player. First heard him on Gwotet, David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters. And have been checking the internet on and off for two years to see if he had any albums available with him as he leader.