Haiti: Racine Mapou de Azor Celebrates 18 Years
- Tuesday, March 06, 2012 8:45 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Monday Racine Mapou of Azor celebrated its eighteenth birthday and has made plans to celebrate its anniversary and release its new album in March.
The group was founded eighteen years on March 5th, 1994 by musicians, for the most part, that are still at its service.
FranÃ§ois Fortune "Tinonm" Ronine Faustin "Suze", Lemour Fortune, Rosemanie Fortune "Claudette", Elius Ozius "Dyepanou", Luckner Toussaint "Roi des Lions", were alongside the late Azor, among others, to found the group Racine Mapou.
For over seventeen years, they accompanied the late maestro on stage and in good and bad moments in life. After the passing of Azor, they decided to continue the adventure of Racine Mapou under the direction of FranÃ§ois Fortune.
The band played on several stages around the world, primarily in North America and Europe. Mapou root, like the Jazz and the young troupe Bacoulou Odette Weiner, does not use the wind instruments.
The group is the choir and traditional percussion. Racine Mapou, by the voice of its singer Azor, did discover music "lakou", which is the true Haitian identity, to millions of people worldwide. The group is popular in Japan.
The success of Racine Mapou means standardization of voodoo over the years through his music, his recognition as a culture and the acceptance by African and Haitian peasant identity.
The anniversary celebration will be held in private by Racine Mapou on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Saturday, March 17, the band will play at Cote de Fer.
This year will be the release of a new album.