Markus Schwartz

Markus Schwartz / Haitian Drums


Kay Sa

by Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn

Available exclusively from Soundkeeper Recordings.

Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn return in a new iteration for a new Soundkeeper Recording. Recorded in a church dating from 1864, the mesmerizing sounds of music from Haiti blend with the sophisticated jazz sensibilities of the players and soulful vocals to create sounds both heart-wrenching and life-affirming. Kay Sa was recorded "live" (for the microphones) in a single session. The short video at the bottom of this page is an excerpt from the recording session, featuring a portion of Minis Azaka, one of the tracks from the new recording.


Markus Schwartz: Haitian Rada & Petwo drums, cajon, ride cymbal, miscellaneous hand and foot percussion, vaksinn (bamboo horn), vocals

Monvelyno Alexis: electric guitar, lead vocals, percussion

Bobby Raymond: contrabass, vaksinn, percussion, vocals

Godwin Louis: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone

©2017 Markus Schwartz / Lakou Brooklyn