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Neg Ginen / Ogou Bwe

by Chouk Bwa & The Ångstromers

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Neg Ginen 04:32
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Ogou Bwe 04:08

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Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers strike back with a brand new 7'' !

Nèg Ginen is a song composed by Jean Claude Dorvil on a traditional Nago rhythm (from Benin). Nèg in Haitian creole means “the dude“, “the guy“. It is about pride of being Haitians with solid African roots. As a matter of fact, when we mention Ginen, we talk about Africa. Like the majority of Chouk Bwa’s songs, this one is full of references mentioning Haitian voodoo rituals and spiritual figures. For instance, Simbi Ganga is a lwa (voodoo spirit) from the Lakou Soukri Danach (voodoo temple) that lives in the water. Wild and brutal when he is chained up, he faithfully represents the Iwa Kongos, notorious for being real party-starters! Kebyesou is an Iwa who lives in the Lakou Souvnans (another temple). He is a royal figure, like the Dahomey Iwas in general. The voodoo families are, so to speak, all present in this project!

Ogou Bwe is a traditional song well-known in Haiti. Its lyrics humorously say: « Ogou (god of the war) drinks, but is never drunk. And me, who picks me up when I fall? ».

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released December 11, 2020

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Chouk Bwa & The Ångstromers Gonaives, Haiti

Haitian six-piece Chouk Bwa meets Belgian production duo, The Ångströmers. Afro-Caribbean voodoo polyrhythms meet bass-weight dub electronics.

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