Haiti Direct, the first in-depth exploration of the vibrant and varied colours of Haiti’s music from the early ‘60s to the late ‘70s compiled by Sofrito founder Hugio Mendez for Strut!
At the dawn of the '60s, as Jamaica twisted American R’n’B into ska and reggae and musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico codified the sound of Salsa, Haiti gave birth to Compas Direct. an updating of the traditional Meringue rhythm, adapted with a new swing and complex arrangements.
N.B. Tracklisting refers to CD format. Vinyl release includes CD version of the album