Réalisé en 2014 avec une bourse du Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, 11 titres qui sont un hommage à la musique créole. Paru en février 2016.
Produced during 2014 with a grant from Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, 11 tracks which are a tribute to the creole music heritage. Released in February 2016.
In attempt to assist the Haitian jazz artists after the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, the Karijazz label has released Yanvablue, a double-disc production featuring selections by the best Kreyol Jazz musicians, who cleared and donated the songs, complete with extensive liner notes and musician credits. These musicians remain active, in spite of the ongoing hardship and heartache in their homeland.
Released in USA in 2011.
"Makaya is quite a CD. I found it to be immensely entertaining, excellently mixed and well executed. I tremendously enjoyed each one of the pieces, without exception." Serge Bellegarde, Windows on Haiti, 2009. Released in Canada in 2009.
For this inaugural edition, three distinguished Montreal groups have made the grade, each representing diversity and current global trends ignited by today’s growing world music scene: Taafé Fanga and its dynamic West African rhythms, Génération Mauricana and its traditional sounds from l'île Maurice, as well as Makaya Jazz, a group which blends jazz and classical styles next to Caribbean flavors. This album was recorded during the Syli d'Or Gala on the 3rd of May.
This compilation provides a glimpse of the immense talent which will surely transform these artists into revered stars of the future. Released in Canada in 2007.