Various Artists – Tambours Croisés Chapter 2 (Buda Musique, 2016)
The Tambours Croisés project celebrates the drumming traditions of France’s overseas territories. For this second volume of the project, the producers also invited musicians from two former French colonies, Haiti and Senegal.
The majority of the pieces have a similar format, featuring vocals or chants and drumming. There is a mix of traditional songs and original works by the participants as well as a final jam.
The album is part of a larger project that included tours, workshops, and a photo exhibition
The artistic director, Thierry Nossin brought together a larger cast for this second volume. Ideally, he wanted a vocalist and a drummer from every country or territory. The artists featured include griot singer Coumba Arame Mbaye and master drummer Alioune Seck from Senegal; the Martinique representatives are Nenetto (René Capitaine) and Beatrice Alcindor on vocals and Claude Jean-Joseph on drums.
Drummer Joël Jean and vocalist Marie-Line Dahomay hail from Guadeloupe. The artists from Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean are Eno Zangoun on vocals and Zelito Deliron drums.
Guyana is represented by singer Yannick Théolade. Diho provides the singing tradition of Mayotte. Lastly, two artist arrived from Haiti, vocalist Guerline Pierre and drummer Jackson Saintil.
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