Markus Schwartz

Markus Schwartz / Haitian Drums

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Kay Sa

by Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn

Coming May 1, 2019.

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.

Personnel

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

An excerpt from the upcoming Soundkeeper Recordings release by Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn, entitled Kay Sa. Available May 1, 2019 exclusively from soundkeeperrecordings.com. Featuring Markus Schwartz on Haitian drums and percussion, Godwin Louis -sax, Monvelyno Alexis -guitar and vox, and Bobby Raymond on bass.

©2017 Markus Schwartz / Lakou Brooklyn