Vodou Jazz! Makandal’s Newest Audio Release

It’s never too late for a new discovery. In re-mixing and digitizing Makandal’s album Èzili we found a track that had not been included in the original 1986 release. Frisner Augustin composed “Vodou Jazz” in the zepòl style and performed it with dancers or as an instrumental piece. Harry Leroy recorded it for Èzili, but producers Frisner Augustin and Joel Pierre decided to put it on hold for a future time.

The time has come. With some polishing by audio engineer Tom Mitchell (who played sax with the band during its golden jazz era), Makandal has just made “Vodou Jazz” available as a single on the Ountògi Music Publishing label through cdbaby. You can download it to the device of your choice or stream it starting from this platform:

  • Read about the Èzili album’s remarkable escape from a house fire here.
  • Read about our recent vintage releases here. More to come!
  • Get the full Èzili album notes here.
  • Put yourself on Makandal’s mailing list here.

About makandal1758

Makandal channels multiple media to educate and enlighten the public about Haiti, the Haitian diaspora, and all those touched by the rich legacy of Haiti. The company's activities include research, archiving, theatrical productions, and the promotion of artists.
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