Voodoo Drums Drummers Of The Societe Absolument Guinin (Haiti)

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    Unique collection containing authentic rhythms of Haitian Voodoo drumming. Recorded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by Soul Jazz Records, this album features The Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinen.

    Voodoo is the African religion at the heart of Haitian life. The complex rhythms of the drums are used to bring down African spirits in Voodoo ceremonies. These drums are the link between the music of Africa and the Caribbean. With links to Cuban Santeria, Jamaican and Trinidadian Afro-religions, Voodoo rhythms are the heaviest, most intense of all. Soul Jazz Records.

    REVIEWS

    "Soul Jazz yet again come correct with the roots and culture. This amazing set of ritual breakbeats Haitian style has to be the most phenomenal, left field battle breaks album you could imagine. The rhythms used cause spirits to manifest themselves in the physical world, all powerful, some benevolent, others less so. Enjoyable and really quite mind expanding, this is recommended to anyone who thinks traditional music is not for them. Really unparallelled, both in terms of quality and the competition." Boomkat

    "Haitian Voodoo is a religion of the new world that came about during the 16th century African slave trade. During their rituals they use drums to bring spirits down to the earth, faccilitating a possession of a worshipper by a specific spirit. Soul Jazz released these pristine recordings and I think it’s one of the best recordings of a drum ensemble I’ve ever heard. It documents the broad tonal range of these drums. I had to check the liner notes to make sure there wasn’t a bass guitar or synthesizer in the mix!" Type

    "This record, which consists entirely of recordings of voudou drumming made in Port-Au-Prince, is one of a series of Soul Jazz releases exploring Haitian music, all of which are worth your attention. Nonetheless there's something about the intensity and virtuosity of this particular drums-based album that's particularly transportive. Beautifully recorded so each strike of each drum punches with all the force of an electronic dance music kickdrum, it captures the extraordinary complexity and sophistication of these ceremonial rhythms, which shift, interlock and switch angle of attack with a logic that's near-indecipherable as a listener unable to see visually how they unfold. These drum rituals are central to Haitian voudou, whose roots lie in closely related religions on the West Coast of Africa, and which originated in the 18th century when Haiti was a French slave colony. Their roles in ceremonies seem as complex and detailed as the rhythms themselves, involved in drawing participants together through the shared pulse of the beat and inciting spiritual possession. Yet their power to awe and mesmerise isn't dimmed through being relatively unfamiliar with the traditions that underlie them; these recordings are dynamic and riveting in their intricacy and power." Quietus

    "I haven't heard anything quite like this; the rhythms are very deeply orchestrated yet it also sounds like improvisation. There are tonalities and textures coming from this album like I've never heard. A great album by Soul Jazz, it's very well recorded, the drums sound so warm and nuanced, a great representation of each drum in the mix. Some of the sounds I have no idea how they are getting them. I would love to see this group play! As a drummer, this album is bending my ear and setting off the dancing devils in my soul!! Unreal!" Guardian Guide

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          Studio One Rude BoySoul Jazz Records
          Rude Boys are synonymous with Jamaican Dancehall culture from the present day going back to the very early days of Sir Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid’s first...
          • Jackie Opel – You're Too Bad
          • Johnny Osbourne – Murderer
          • John Holt – Hooligan
          • Keith McCarthy – Everybody Rude Now
          • Owen Gray – Ballistic Affair
          • Roy Richards – Get Smart
          • Dillinger – Stop The War
          • Jim Brown – Love In The Dance
          • Desmond Baker And The Clarendonians – Rude Boy Gone A Jail
          • The Wailers – Good Good Rudie
          • Dennis Brown – Make It Easy On Yourself
          • Wailing Souls – Don't Fight It
          • Dub Specialist – Peace Theme
          • Mr Foundation – See Them A Come
          • Dudley Sibley – Run Boy Run
          • Dennis Brown – Johnny Too Bad
          • Bob Andy – Crime Don?t Pay
          • Soul Brothers – Mr Kiss A Bang Bang
          Santeria: Songs for the OrishasGrupo Oba-IluSoul Jazz Records
          This release shows the authentic music of Cuba's Santeria - which lies at the heart of all Afro-Cuban music and influenced the music and ideas of artists...
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Eleggua
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Ogun
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Ochosi
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Babalu Aye
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Obbatala
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Shango
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Oya
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Oshun
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Yemaya
          • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Eleggua (Instrumental)
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          Hu VibrationalUniversal MotherSoul Jazz Records
          Hu Vibrational's new album mixes deep percussive African rhythms and Afro- Jazz with elements of hip-hop and electronica recorded in Los Angeles, California....
          • Hu Vibrational – Twins
          • Hu Vibrational – Luna
          • Hu Vibrational – We Call To Her
          • Hu Vibrational – Amma
          • Hu Vibrational – Meta M'Bulu
          • Hu Vibrational – Hakuna
          • Hu Vibrational – Nammu
          • Hu Vibrational – Her Dream Of Peace
          • Hu Vibrational – Born Form The Sea
          • Hu Vibrational – Mandala
          • Hu Vibrational – M'Bip
          • Hu Vibrational – Ninety-Six Lotus Blossoms
          • Hu Vibrational – Red Ochre Cowrie
          • Hu Vibrational – In The Field Featuring Yusef Lateef
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          100% Dynamite (New Edition)Ska, Soul, Rocksteady & Funk in JamaicaSoul Jazz Records
          This is the new digitally remastered expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records’ biggest ever selling reggae release, 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady...
          • Willie Williams – Armageddon Time
          • The Maytals – Night and Day
          • The Marvels – Rock Steady
          • The Upsetters – Popcorn
          • Bunny Clarke – Be Thankful
          • Tommy McCook – Green Mango
          • Brentford All Stars – Greedy G
          • Lennie Hibbert – Real Hot
          • Horace Andy – My Soul
          • Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love
          • Bunny Clarke – I Love The Way You Love
          • Jackie Mittoo – Stereo Freeze
          • Phyllis Dillon – Woman Of The Ghetto
          • Cecric Im Brooks – Give Rasta Glory
          • Alton Ellis – Son Of Man
          • Sound Dimension – Granny Scratch Scratch
          • Lloyd Robinson – Cuss Cuss
          • Sound Dimension – Drum Song
          • Ken Boothe – Is It Because I'm Black
          Studio One WomenSoul Jazz Records
          Ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes, they're all here from the queens of the Jamaican music scene - Studio One Women features...
          • Claudette Mclean – Give Love Another Try
          • Jennifer Lara – My Man
          • The Soulettes – A Deh Pon Dem
          • Della Humphrey – Dream Land
          • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
          • Denise Darlington – War No Right
          • Hortense Ellis – I'm Just A Girl
          • Angela Prince – No Bother With No Fuss
          • Jerry Jones – There's A Chance For Me
          • The Soulettes – King Street
          • Jennifer Lara – Tell Me Where
          • The Tonettes – I'll Give It To You
          • Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now
          • The Jay Tees – Come to me
          • Angela Prince – You A Fool Boy
          • Jennifer Lara – I am In love
          The Black Caribs Of BelizeGarifuna: Ancestral Travellers Of The CaribbeanSoul Jazz Records
          In 2010, Soul Jazz Records embarked on their latest unique recording project, travelling to the Caribbean as they continue to document musical hot spots...
          • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Charikanari)
          • Bato Drum Group – Daraboun Me Yamadi (Combination)
          • Dugu Ensemble – E-e Au Gayu (Dugu)
          • Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Dam Me Tiabin (Charikanari)
          • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Gunjel)
          • Uwarani – Lemesi Le Bichugubei
          • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Chumba)
          • Dugu Ensemble – Chiba La Barana Wabugurate (Dugu)
          • Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Guribiyua (Paranda)
          • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Combination)
          • Uwarani – Liboria Laure (Gunjel)
          • Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Play Jankunu Play (Jankunu / Wanaragua)
          • Bato Drum Group – Charikanari Habinahan Dangrigana (Charikanari)
          • Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Fiura (Paranda)
          • Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Hunguhungu)
          • Uwarani – Sayuneru (Gunjel)
          • Bato Drum Group – Haduga Ienau (Paranda)
          • 1. Bato Drum Group – Instrumental (Charikanari)
          • 2. Bato Drum Group – Daraboun Me Yamadi (Combination)
          • 3. Dugu Ensemble – E-e Au Gayu (Dugu)
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          BellNumbersSoul Jazz Records
          Amazingly sophisticated and incredibly naïve electro from UK duo Bell who are Dan Crouch and Adrian Stephens. After this debut in 2000 the group recorded...
          • Bell – Potential Analogue Dependency
          • Bell – 500 Horses
          • Bell – Hotel November
          • Bell – New World Order
          • Bell – Circumstances Surrounding The Mysterious Death Of Harold Kenrick
          • Bell – Computer
          • Bell – King Monkey
          • Bell – Disco Belle
          • Bell – Dance To The Beat
          • Bell – S-Pulse
          Boombox 3Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979 - 83Soul Jazz Records
          Limited Edition first copies bought directly from us here only come with free poster (with 3x LP edition) + free badge and sticker (with Deluxe 2xCD edition...
          • Majestics – Class A
          • Brother's Disco – Thumpin'
          • Mifflin Ensemble – On The Move
          • Sherod – Schooling (Put Your Mind To The Message)
          • Sugar Daddy – Another One Bites The Dust
          • Family Four – Rap Attack
          • She – Ms D.J. Rap It Up !
          • The Caution Crew – Rhythm Rock (Part 1)
          • Poor Boy Rappers – The DJ Rap
          • Family – Family Rap
          • Bobby Deemo – Bugs-B-Skate Rap
          • Teen-Machine – Teen-Machine Rap
          • T.J. Swann & Company – Get Fly
          • Poor Boy Rappers – Low Rider Rap
          • Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty – Rhapazooty In Blue
          • Mr. Fox – Smooth Talk
          • Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop – Wack Rap
          • Disco Daddy & Capt. Rapp – The Gigolo Rapp
          Studio One RockersSoul Jazz Records
          Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One...
          • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
          • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
          • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
          • Horace Andy – Skylarking
          • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
          • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
          • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
          • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
          • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
          • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
          • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
          • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
          • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
          • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
          • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
          New Orleans Funk 2: The Original Sound of FunkThe Second Line StrutSoul Jazz Records
          This is Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the heart of New Orleans and a guide to the city’s finest Funk music produced in the late 1960s and early...
          • Cyril Neville – Gossip
          • Eddie Bo – If It's Good To You (It's Good For You)
          • Ray J – Right Place Wrong Time
          • The Meters – Chicken Strut
          • Allen Toussaint – Tequila
          • The Prime Mates – Hot Tamales
          • Betty Harris – Show It
          • Lee Dorsey – Four Corners
          • Bonnie and Sheila – You Keep Me Hanging On
          • The Gaturs – Yeah You're Right, You Know You're Right
          • Danny White – The Twitch
          • Inell Young – What Do You See In Her
          • Earl King – Street Parade
          • Eddie Bo & The Soul Finders – The Rubber Band
          • Benny Spellman – Fortune Teller
          • Warren Lee – Mama Said We Can't Get Married
          • Betty Harris – 12 Red Roses
          • Joe Chopper & The Swinging 7 Soul Band – Soul Pusher
          • Eddie Bo – Hey Bo
          • Johnny Moore – Haven't I Been Good To You
          • Jimmy Hicks – I'm Mr Big Stuff
          • Warren Lee – Funky Belly
          • G. Davis and R. Tyler – Hold On Help Is On The Way
          • Art Neville – Bo Diddley
          • Porgy Jones – Dap
          OchoNumero Tres
          The third of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in...
          • Ocho – Hot Pants Road
          • Ocho – Ritmo De Pollos
          New Orleans Funk Vol. 3: The Original Sound of FunkTwo-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Mardi Gras MamboSoul Jazz Records
          This new instalment of New Orleans Funk subtitled 'Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Mardi Gras Mambo' features more classic New Orleans funk in all...
          • Willie West w/ The Meters – Fairchild
          • Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras
          • Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover
          • Tony Owens – Got A Get My Baby Back Home
          • Lee Dorsey – Little Baby
          • The Dixie Cups – Two Way Poc A Way
          • Eldridge Holmes – If I Were A Carpenter
          • Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Do It Fluid
          • Lee Dorsey w/ The Meters – What You Want
          • The Explosions – Jockey Ride (Parts 1 & 2)
          • Allen Toussaint – We The People
          • Chuck Carbo – Take Care Your Homework Friend
          • Betty Harris – What'd I Do Wrong
          • Eldridge Holmes w/The Meters – The Book
          • The Deacons – Fagged Out
          • Diamond Joe – Gossip Gossip
          • Professor Longhair – Big Chief Part 2
          • The Rubaiyats – Omar Khayyam
          • 1. Willie West w/ The Meters – Fairchild
          • 2. Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras
          • 3. Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover
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          DrexciyaGrava 4Clone Aqualung Series
          Reissue of this classic Drexciya album that blends Motor City futurism with icy cool electro inspired by European cold wave and minimal synth music. Essential...
          • Drexciya – Cascading Celestial Giants
          • Drexciya – Gravity Waves
          • Drexciya – Powers Of The Deep
          • Drexciya – Drexcyen Star Chamber
          • Drexciya – Drexcyen R.E.S.T. Principle
          • Drexciya – Hightech Nomads
          • Drexciya – 700 Million Light Years From Earth
          • Drexciya – Astronomical Guidepost
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          New Orleans FunkThe Original Sound of Funk 1960-75Soul Jazz Records
          Album features Ernie K Doe’s ‘Here Come The Girls’, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Wild Magnolias and more.This is the definitive...
          • The Explosions – Hip Drop
          • Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
          • Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
          • Eddie Bo – Check Your Bucket
          • Professor Longhair – Big Chief
          • Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns – Free, Single And Disengaged
          • Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze
          • Aaron Neville – Hercules
          • Mary Jane Hooper – I've Got Reasons
          • The Gaturs – Gator Bait
          • Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life Woman
          • Cyril Neville – Tell Me What's On Your Mind
          • Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band – Handa Wanda
          • Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris – Love Lots Of Lovin
          • The Explosions – Garden Of Four Trees
          • Ernie & The Top Notes – Dap Walk
          • The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
          • Marilyn Barbarin – Reborn
          • Dr. John – Mama Roux
          • Danny White – Natural Soul Brother
          • Eddie Bo – Hook 'N' Sling, Pt. 2
          • Ernie K. Doe – Here Come The Girls
          • Robert Parker – Hip-Huggin
          • The Meters – Handclapping Song
          • 2. The Explosions – Hip Drop
          • 3. Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
          • 4. Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
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          William Bendix / Lewis J. ForceWilliam Bendix vs Lewis J. Force EPVivod
          Ace split release on Ali Renault's Vivod label with fresh material from William Bendix who opens with the killer Anthony Shakir style techno...
          • William Bendix – Dallas
          • William Bendix – Centurion
          • William Bendix – Dallas (Lucky Koi remix)
          • Lewis J. Force – Folkestone Nightclub
          • Lewis J. Force – Folkestone Nightclub (Parasols remix)
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          Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-81Soul Jazz Records
          This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring...
          • Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
          • A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
          • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
          • Dzyan – Khali
          • Missus Beastly – Geisha
          • Alex – Derulé
          • Agitation Free – In The Silence Of the Morning Sunrise
          • Georg Deuter – Pearls
          • Michael Bundt – The Brain Of Oskar Panizza
          • Popol Vuh – Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Sußer Als Wein
          • Novalis – Dronsz
          • Bröselmaschine – Schmetterling
          • Neu! – Neuschnee
          • Between – And The Waters Opened
          • La Düsseldorf – White Overalls
          • Klauss Weiss – Constellation
          • Achim Reichel – Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
          • Roedelius – Lustwandel
          • Pyrolator – Die Haut Der Frau
          • Cluster – Hollywood
          • Streetmark – Passage
          • Niagara – Rhythm Go
          • Michael Bundt – Neon
          • 1. Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
          • 2. A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
          • 3. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
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