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Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers (HTI, BEL)

Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers

Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers (HTI, BEL)Their Bandcamp page for their album Vodou Alé says: “Haitian six-piece Chouk Bwa meets Belgian production duo, The Ångströmers.” In Haitian Creole ‘Chouk Bwa’ means ‘root’. Theirs is a development of Haitian Vodou ceremonial music merged into mizik rasin, the local roots music which emerged in the 1970s. Strong on call-and-response vocals, rhythms and drumming, with lyrics rooted in Haiti’s syncretic Vodou faith, in 2016, in partnership with the Brussels-based electronic duo, they began writing a new chapter in the music’s history. Radical Vodou for urban audiences.