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Radio 3 Guide to World Music
Boukman Eksperyans (©Jon Lusk)

Listen to the whole programme (22'35) or click on any of the tracks to the left.

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Six Kapitalis
by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
album: Kapitalis Se Peche Mòtèl
Alternative Culturelle (USA)
President Aristide's dubious musical past is revealed on this anti-capitalist ballad.
Seven Ganga
by Boukman Eksperyans
album: Libète (Pran Pou Pran'l)
Mango (USA)
These militant 'mizik rasin' pioneers combine vodou rhythms with a rock sensibility.
Eight Gazon Bozo
by Ensemble Select de Coupé Cloué
album: Racine
R. Francis Entertainment (USA)
The late 'compas' veteran scored in Zaire with his laid back Congolese-flavoured grooves.
Hear the ProgrammeRough Guide Discography
Nine Ti Chans (Pou Ayiti)
by Masters of Haiti
album: Fon Pale
Rev Records (USA)
Rap has flourished under adverse conditions in the slums of Port-au-Prince.
Ten Ayiti Cherie
by Ti Coca
BBC location recording
Haiti's unofficial national anthem, played by the king of twoubadou, charming acoustic street music.
Andy Kershaw with Haitian street band (©Roger Short)

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