CD K toz (CD 1241524),
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K toz

  • 1. San Ayen
    2. Abo Lwo
    3. Nou Ped Chimen
    4. Lanbi la Bril
    5. Lron
    6. Gnrasion
    7. Konsa an Y
    8. Jump
    9. Kon 2 Timoun
    10. Sansib, An
    11. Tet Ou, An
    12. Vlop W Adan
    13. WI
    14. Carnival
    15. Seven Seconds
    16. Dous
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8345110832

  • Credits

    K TOZ the 2004 release by Zouk masters Kassav contains the songs "San Ayen," "Leron," and "Jump," among others.
    K toz features Kassav''s zouk founding fathers, Georges Decimus and Jacob Desvarieux, plus all the mainstays except Patrick Saint-Eloi. As usual, the production is first rate. The enormous lineup of Antillean and African churn out tremendous torque here nevertheless. There's also plenty of pulverizing percussion and swing for dancers. Kassav' always manages to reconnect with its drumming roots, gwo ka and zouk's precursor, cadence. They also deftly inject touches of creolized European dance rhythms into the pot. The mix of all these styles and many more went into creating the primal zouk wave. Kassav' is the best at reaffirming all these musical currents that go into the fine mix that is zouk par excellence. The different vocalists' timbre always give Kassav' albums varied textures and feelings. This album doesn't take a ballad breather until the ninth track. The founding fathers can still kick it, and kick they do after 25 or so releases. Highly recommended. ~ Mark Romano

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