Erik Pédurand enlève le brillant des paillettes parisiennes et parle d'une capitale colorée d'immigration. "Paris chérie" saisit le sentiment d'invisibilité vécu par les minorités dans une société qui peine à reconnaître son passé colonial.
Erik Pedurand and his musicians have crafted an exclusive tribute to Eugene Mona, the defining symbol of the traditional music of Martinique in the 1970s.
Nicknamed “Neg Doubout,” Mona, flautist/singer, was known as a conscientious objector and activist, advocating for Creole identity and recognition. It was only after his death in 1991 that the singer entered into the collective consciousness as an iconic guardian and keeper of Caribbean tradition.
By revisiting the repertoire of the “Barefoot Man,” Erik and his musicians have succeeded in redefining its forms while respecting its Belè roots. Rich in its universal appeal, laced with afrobeats and infused with electronic elements, “Tribute to Mona” reinterprets the most famous songs of Eugene Mona: Bwa Brilé, Ti milo, and Bidon Dachine. A worthy homage to a bittersweet musical dissident who finds in this innovative fusion a new audience.
Track List :
1. On Sel Kou - Missié Sadik
2. O Konba - Esy Kennenga
3. Je Controle Ma Vie - Kalash
4. Un Rêve, Une Idée - Goldee
5. Haiti Pa Pléré - Maurane Voyer
6. West Indies - Patrik St Eloi
7. Viré - Gilles Floro
8. Pa Manyen Fanm Nan - Sweet Micky
9. Doudou - Were Vana
10. Attaché Maladif - Lyricis
11. Papyon - Swé
12. An Limiè - Jann Beaudry
13. Saudade - Victor O
14. 17 ans - T Kimp Gee
15. Lit 2 Places - Maurane Voyer
16. I Never Told You - Pekka
17. Twop Moun - Erik Pédurand
18. Baby Fly - Goldee
19. We Are - Esy Kennenga