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Rara - Afrobeat Groove Machine

NEWS !!!

Wesli's musical career looks like a success story: he began by building his own guitar at the age of 8, with oil cans left behind by NGOs and fishing ropes he found on the beach in Haiti; then 30 years later in 2019, he won 3 prestigious awards for his 5th album, “Rapadou Kreyol”:

  • JUNO AWARD “World Music Album 2019” (Canada)

  • FÉLIX DE L’ADISQ PRIZE "World Music Album 2019" (Canada)

  • Favorite of the CHARLE CROS Academy (France)

It seems that nothing can stop the tremendous visibility that is taking place around Wesli and his music.

Indeed, this committed artist never ceases to seduce the music industry. From Canada through Haiti and France, from anglophones to francophones, everyone recognizes the merits and talent that this excellent opus carries.


After having traveled through several countries in 2019 (Switzerland, England, France, Italy, Haiti, South Korea, USA, Canada ...), Wesli is restarting the year 2020 with a promotional tour in the USA, which will transport him in particular to New Orleans for a international showcase for the Folk Alliance conference, as well as in New York for the APAP conference.


With this 5th album "Rapadou Kreyol", released in July 2019 as a preview in Canada, the land of Wesli, he proves that he can still surprise us.

"Rapadou Kreyol" puts traditional Haitian music back at the heart of our daily lives. This tribute takes root in the Haitian rituals of Lakou Dahomé and Lakou Congo, in traditional musical forms with modern accents, supported by a powerful groove and ingeniously fresh arrangements. Sung completely in the Creole of the descendants of Yoruba, this new opus by Wesli seems to breathe new life into rhythms such as Petro, Congo, Rada, Nago, Rara ... and instruments such as rara, violin, accordion, percussion, banjo ...

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.




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