Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Prince of Haitian Roots Music

photo © patrice dougé All rights reserved
Erol Josué was born into the Vodou tradition and initiated at 17 years of age as a Houngan (Vodou priest). His natural talents and abilities as a singer and dancer were first realized within the religion hence the Vodou repertory that he draws a lot of his inspiration. Erol is also a prolific song writer among other things. He lived in Paris for thirteen years where he established Compagnie Shango, which had thirteen singers and dancers. Excerpt from the rockpaperscissors Archive - In addition to photographing Erol unforgettable performance  at Dakoustik a couple of weeks ago, this past weekend  Gouter Aux Voyages weekly story focused on manjé lwa, manjé kouzen. Click on the link to read Jean Euphel Milcé's story