Adjabel: an alternative carnival celebration (London)


This Sunday, London's Passing Clouds holds an alternative carnival celebration with the Vodoun funk of Adjabel

"Since the pioneering Ti-Roro put the Vodoun drums on the world stage almost 50 years ago, Haiti has had few ambassadors for their powerful drum tradition. Led by master drummer Atissou Loko, ADJABEL are presently the global champions of this exceptional music. Their compositions combine the raw sound of the Vodoun drum, usually confined to ritual ceremony, with a searing horn section, funked-out guitar hooks and vital vocal lines. Having played all over Europe, we are proud to be the first to bring ADJABEL’s excellent show to a UK stage. Maintaining the Creole theme, fellow Parisians KAVALIE O DAM provide a strong support; reviving and exploring the rich repertoire of rural music from Martinique and Guadeloupe using the Bamboo Flute and Traditional Gwo Ka drums."

The Okra Djs behind the night, Duke Etienne and Suga Kan'n, will also be doing their thing. For more details, check the event out on facebook.

Here's a taste of Adjabel:



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