September 30, 2020

Les Frères Déjean – International
Macaya Records 1976

Compas from Haïti comes if various forms. We know the easy
going twoubadou style as performed by Coupé Cloué and Rodrigue
Milien and Toto Necessité for instance. On the other had there
is the more orchestral variety played by big groups like Super Choucoune,
Meridionale des Cayes or Shoogar Combo to name
a few. Another very famous band is this one with ‘Les Frères
Déjean’. They belong to the most listened to. The four brothers,
Fred on sax, André on trumpet, Philippe on tambour and Camille
doing percussion brought their eight companions on their third
album which we have here today. High quality compas ..
(more albums will follow)

Compas uit Haïti komt in diverse variaties. We kennen de easy
twoubadou stijl zoals die van bijvoorbeeld Coupé Cloué of Rodrigue
Milien en Toto Necessité. Aan de andere kant is er de meer orchestrale
vorm gespeeld door grote bands zoals bijvoorbeeld Super Choucoune,
Meridionale des Cayes of Shoogar Combo
om er maar een paar te noemen.
Een zeer bekende groep was ook deze met de broers Déjean.
Zij behoren tot de meest beluisterde. De vier broers, Fred op sax, André
op trompet, Philippe op tambour and Camille op percussie brachten
acht kameraden mee op hun derde plaat welke we hier hebben.
Compas van de bovenste plank ..
(wordt vervolgd)

Bouki ac Malice 1977
Tuco et les Frères Déjean, Tonton Relax 1981
Tuco et les Frères Déjean, Joui La Vie Ou 1982
Les As de Pétion-Ville, Bagaye la Cho 1982

01 – Côte menage ou
02 – Kele keke
03 – Beauté de la nature
04 – Haïti
05 – l’Artibonite
06 – Mon amour


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  1. jean-luc 30 September 2020 at 21:12 - Reply

    Maybe somebody likes to watch: Les Freres Dejean – Live streaming sat. 17th of October 2020, 8-10 pm.

    • gerrit 1 October 2020 at 20:24 - Reply


      • jean-luc 2 October 2020 at 18:03 - Reply

        On Facebook. I have a flyer on my page. They had already postponed it. On their page is another show on 25th from Montreal (on Facebook and Youtube). I will see what happens.

        • jean-luc 2 October 2020 at 18:11 - Reply

          The second (25th) is totally wrong, I was to fast in copying, sorry. I should better read. :D

        • Zesty 4 October 2020 at 21:27 - Reply

          “High quality compas .. (more albums will follow)”

          Thank you! And thank you!

          Re the live-streaming event on 17 October: I’m afraid Facebook usually succeeds in frustrating any search I try…

          Freres Dejean De Petion Ville

          … seems last updated in 2018.

          Public group

          … has some great videos recently, but I can’t find an announcement of the live-streaming event coming up this month.

  2. gerrit 1 October 2020 at 20:25 - Reply

    Hee Moos, ik dank God maar vooral jou voor elke mooie plaat uit Haiti! Mersi!!

  3. Moos 2 October 2020 at 17:58 - Reply

    .. heeft G G graag gedaan goede Gerrit ..

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