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Interpreter: Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra
Label: Glitterbeat
Location: Haiti/Nigeria/France/UK

Recordings from the rehearsals for a live concert in Haiti, featuring Haitian musicians and leading Afro-beat drummer Tony Allen. Technical failures meant that the concert itself went unrecorded, but rehearsal recordings were suitable for release. Vocals were subequently overdubbed, and here's the result, a driving musical snapshot of two geographically-distant but musically-close worlds colliding.