THE CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA
Prepare to be blown away: hear the passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements of these inspiring vocalists and you will know this is something new from Cuba, the most original vocal sound to come out of the country in a long while.
The Choir - five men and five women hailing from beautiful Camag%uFFFDey - formed in 1994, a difficult time for Cubans when the economy fell into a black hole following the end of the USSR and of Soviet support for the revolution. Food and electricity were in short supply. The singers decided to re-forge the resistance songs and laments of their forebears, to celebrate the history of their Haitian descendents enslaved to the Caribbean from West Africa. To the songs that had been passed down in their families, they added more modern Haitian sounds.