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: