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  Gwakasonné, Vwayajé   Oliver's Pick:
Gwakasonné
Vwayajé
 
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  “Stop here!” exclaimed Robert Oumaou as we passed a mango tree on the side of the road just outside of Point-a-Pitre, the balmy capital of Guadeloupe. He filled a plastic bag with ripe fruit, and we set off on our journey across the small Caribbean island in search of musicians he hadn’t seen in years. On the way, we shared stories in broken French and English, stopping at truck stops to eat delicious fried fish. Robert took me to his hometown, and placed a mango and a flower on the grave of his teacher and mentor, a local poet. The seeds of Vwayajé (Traveller) were sewn on this trip, but shortly after returning home, I heard that Robert was ill, and he sadly passed away in 2018. This compilation was originally intended as a way to share Robert’s brazen work with a wider global audience, but it now also serves to immortalize his indomitable spirit.

Gwakasonné is the ecstatic articulation of Robert Oumaou’s artistic and political vision, a unified expression of his interests in American jazz, pre-colonial rhythms, Guadeloupian independence, and Créole poetics. Over the course of three albums, all released in the 80s, Robert piloted a revolving cast of musicians, a venerable who’s-who of Point-a-Pitre avant-jazz pioneers, to deftly intone his creative communal concepts. The songs on Vwayajé are compiled from these three releases, Gwakasonné, Temwen, and Moun, along with an electronic mantra taken from his 2007 solo album Sang Comment Taire. Viewed from our current artistic and cultural landscape, Robert’s work is exceptionally enduring, grounded in its declarations of freedom and foundational use of the Ka (drum) and voice, and prescient in its borderless explorations of protest folk, electronics, ambient atmosphere, music from the African diaspora, and spiritual jazz. The long-form hive-mind expression of the group has parallels with similar explorations by The Grateful Dead, electric
Miles, Pharaoh Sanders, and even the Boredoms, but these are only oblique references for a truly peerless sound. Like other conceptual children of Gérard Lockel, the group was part of a progressive movement of like-minded musicians, such as Serge Fabriano, Dao, Erick Cosaque, and Gaoulé Mizik, who embraced Lockel’s modernist ideals, fusing Gwo Ka drumming and tuning systems with contemporary jazz and vanguard recording technologies. Robert’s ecstatic phrasings, embrace of electronic instruments, and daring lyrics set the group apart as the beatific expression of a sagacious soul.

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Babalu And His Headhunters
Bahamas Gone Independent
[Pressure Makes Diamonds]
Bignaton & Rios
Fresseeok
[Loft Records]
Darondo
Listen To My Song
[Luv N' Haight]
Hamlet Minassian
Armenian Pop Music
[Numero Group]
HOVE
In Motion
[Light Of Other Days]
Jean Grae
The Evil Jeanius
[Babygrande]
Jorge Navarro
First Time On A 45 : Argentina Funk Special
[Mukatsuku]
Kansas City Express
This Is the Place
[Ocean Of Tears]
King Tubby
Rocking Time In Dub
[Deeper Knowledge]
Kool Keith
Computer Technology
[Junkadelic]
La Base & Tru Comers
Jazz
[vinyldigital]
Lee Perry
Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread
[VP Records]
Lee Perry & Mr. Green
Super Ape vs. Green: Open Door
[Tuff Kong]
Morlockk Dilemma
Herzbube
[Ma Flight]
Nas
It Was Written
[Get On Down]
Vance and Suzzanne
I Can't Get Along Without You
[Kalita Records]
Your Old Droog
Looseys
[Nature Sounds]
  1. La Base & Tru Comers
Jazz
 
  2. Bignaton & Rios
Fresseeok
 
  3. Anderson .Paak
Ventura
 
  4. Bob Ohiri & His Uhuru Sounds
Uhuru Aiye
 
  5. Don Blackman
Just Can't Stay Away
 
  6. Sampa The Great
The Return
 
  7. Various
Time For Peace Is Now
 
  8. Bobby Oroza
This Love
 
  9. Bro David
Modern Music From Belize
 
  10. Cold Diamond & Mink
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow