from “Tijan pou velo”
Heavenly Sweetness – 2016
The album “Tijan pou velo” is from 1988. It has just been re-issued this year (2016) by the French label Heavenly Sweetness which allows us to discover this splendid “Tijan”.
Splendid for its lightness and pace so bewitching as well as for its sadness and weariness that paradoxically emanate equally strongly. This rare mixture of despondency and irresistible drive is perhaps characteristic of Gwo ka, a musical style born during the period of slavery, lending itself to a nostalgic reverie, wonderful loophole in a condition of servitude.