MAMAN PAS PLEURER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XnJyosWPmU Lucia Reine - Maman Pa Pléré From Lucia Reine - Lucia Released on LM Production, 1987, France You can see ton of zouk records from the late  1980's at markets or stores in France but finding good stuff isn't easy though, most of them being a bit too cheesy or having some lame parts…Lire la suite MAMAN PAS PLEURER

MALOYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNsno8fzXqU&feature=youtu.be Ti-Fock - Lo De From Ti-Fock - Mafate Released on 102P Production, Reunion, 1985 Réunion seems to still be a virgin island for diggers, and as far as we know Ti-Fock is one of the only examples, with Alain Peters, of a Reunionese musician who successfully recorded great Maloya-influenced fusion music. His second album,…Lire la suite MALOYA

INTERNATIONAL LOVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvSopsDP17w&feature=youtu.be Grammacks International - Children Take Good Care From Grammacks International - Ou Pa Bon Cauchemard Released on 3A Productions, 1977, France There have been quite a lot  of French Caribbean compilation LPs or reissues since for a few years new, mainly focussing on Funk-influenced music, and it's still going on. We already discussed it…Lire la suite INTERNATIONAL LOVE

SPEAKING CREOLE #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=973P48Xuj1A Roger Melt - L'Am'Ou Dans Bois From Roger Melt - Pleine Lune Released on G.K. Records, 1984, U.K. If you're into record digging, you cannot ignore the tremendous hype that "Antillais" records now have, from Gwo Ka albums to Electro-Zouk.  A friend who owns a record store recently told us that he was astonished…Lire la suite SPEAKING CREOLE #2

SPEAKING CREOLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmc3r3VmnGU Gaoulé Mizik - Léòno From Gaoulé Mizik ‎– Konbòch... Not On Label, France We couldn't find any information about Gaoulé Mizik ... However, it makes no doubt that it is a band from the French West Indies who may have privately released a few albums in the 1980's and 1990's. The album contains some…Lire la suite SPEAKING CREOLE