Gwakasonné
Vwayajé

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about the record

Gwakasonné is the ecstatic articulation of Robert Oumaou’s artistic and political vision, a unified expression of his interests in American jazz, pre-colonial rhythms, Guadeloupian independence, and Créole poetics.

Over the course of three albums, all released in the 80s, Robert piloted a revolving cast of musicians, a venerable who’s-who of Point-a-Pitre avant-jazz pioneers, to deftly intone his creative communal concepts. The songs on Vwayajé are compiled from these three releases, Gwakasonné, Temwen, and Moun, along with an electronic mantra taken from his 2007 solo album Sang Comment Taire.

Viewed from our current artistic and cultural landscape, Robert’s work is exceptionally enduring, grounded in its declarations of freedom and foundational use of the Ka (drum) and voice, and prescient in its borderless explorations of protest folk, electronics, ambient atmosphere, music from the African diaspora, and spiritual jazz.

  1. 1 - Atmosphere 1:58
  2. 2 - W3 3:49
  3. 3 - Suzy 4:00
  4. 4 - Vou 4:09
  5. 5 - Karayib 4:47
  6. 6 - Siklon 3:24
  7. 7 - Pita 6:13
  8. 8 - Nirvacina 3:35
  9. 9 - Respe 5:08
  10. 10 - Lewoz 4:06
  11. 11 - Rekreasyon 3:38
  12. 12 - Algerie 62 10:35

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Gwakasonné
Vwayajé

30,00

in stock

  1. 1 - Atmosphere 1:58
  2. 2 - W3 3:49
  3. 3 - Suzy 4:00
  4. 4 - Vou 4:09
  5. 5 - Karayib 4:47
  6. 6 - Siklon 3:24
  7. 7 - Pita 6:13
  8. 8 - Nirvacina 3:35
  9. 9 - Respe 5:08
  10. 10 - Lewoz 4:06
  11. 11 - Rekreasyon 3:38
  12. 12 - Algerie 62 10:35

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Copy and paste this code to your site to embed.

about the record

Gwakasonné is the ecstatic articulation of Robert Oumaou’s artistic and political vision, a unified expression of his interests in American jazz, pre-colonial rhythms, Guadeloupian independence, and Créole poetics.

Over the course of three albums, all released in the 80s, Robert piloted a revolving cast of musicians, a venerable who’s-who of Point-a-Pitre avant-jazz pioneers, to deftly intone his creative communal concepts. The songs on Vwayajé are compiled from these three releases, Gwakasonné, Temwen, and Moun, along with an electronic mantra taken from his 2007 solo album Sang Comment Taire.

Viewed from our current artistic and cultural landscape, Robert’s work is exceptionally enduring, grounded in its declarations of freedom and foundational use of the Ka (drum) and voice, and prescient in its borderless explorations of protest folk, electronics, ambient atmosphere, music from the African diaspora, and spiritual jazz.

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