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Karma Atchykah  – Journée de Pluie avec Soke et Wahlee Sparks

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Karma Atchykah – Mains en l’air

The big homie Poirier recommended some nice rappity raps from Quebec.  Karma Atchykah‘s current album with Shash Revolution Culturelle is downloadable here. He is also preparing to drop a new album in the new year, so keep your eyes peeled.

cooler than a Quebois maple leaf in autumn? hotter than [insert soca/Trini image here]? Ghislain Poirier shares with us a sweet new Busy Signal remix.

I’m into the idea of using dancehall to make more dancehall, the concept is very dancehall.

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Busy Signal – Cool Baby (Poirier remix)


An Interview with Ghislain Poirier from Maga Bo on Vimeo.

Another installation in his excellent and informative mini-doc series, musician and documentarian Maga Bo interviews Ghislain Poirier – he talks about his background, making collaborations and building bridges, exoticism and problems with authenticity, and a lot more.

Bo sez –

With this series of mini-docs, I want to demystify the music production process a bit and bring out the humanity of it.  After all, music is a manifestation of history.  of choices and relationships.  This is common to any art, discipline, individual, group or society.  Through communication, real and imaginary differences and similarities become clearer.  Separatist ghetto exoticism cannot exist in this space.  Tamu juntos e misturados.

You can check the rest of the mini-docs (DJ/rupture, Daniel Haaksman, MC Gringo, Diplo, Fletcher from African Dope, Eritbu Agegnehu Askenaw, Xuman and Keyti) here on Vimeo (better quality) and here on Youtube.