Creole music is the oldest fashion of music in Saint Lucia and though the artwork kind appears to be fading, a lot of our creole tradition nonetheless resonates within the type of Dennery Phase.
Historically, creole music is performed by Chak-Chak bands that function violin, guitar, banjo (referred to as a quatro) and taboo which is an African fashion drum most occasions made regionally. A number of Chak-Chak bands nonetheless play on island such because the Secret Solo Band and Manmay Lakay. I’ve put collectively a listing of 5 of my favourite creole songs to this point in Saint Lucia.
- ‘Bwa’- Secret Solo Band
When you hear the lead singer say ‘Ki sa yo vle?’ and the backup responds ‘Bwa!’, get able to whine that waist as a result of when the tempo drops for this standard creole track, completely nobody can keep nonetheless. That is one in all my favourite songs from the Secret Solo Band just because it is stuffed with life. The sound of the conch is prevalent on this track as a name to all dancers to assemble and provides their greatest transfer. The opposite devices come collectively creating an irresistible melody whereas the singers chant ‘bwa’ within the background.
- Parle Edward Ba Moen – Sesenne Descartes
A Saint Lucian favourite by our very personal Queen of Tradition. This tune is performed religiously throughout any cultural occasion and particularly in October which is creole month. The track has a gradual, catchy tempo and is a double entendre. At first once you take heed to the track it sounds just like the singer is telling ‘Aunty Po’ to warn Edward or else she is going to throw scorching water on him for asking to sleep on her mattress however for those who’re in tune to the which means of outdated songs you’ll know that the explanation ‘Aunty Po’ is being requested to warn Edward is as a result of he requested to sleep with the singer. Fairly an fascinating track.
- Mighty – 2 Ah
Though a contemporary spin to conventional creole music, this track was an enormous hit for Jounen Kweyol 2019. The monitor is fascinating and the play on phrases is genius. It simply units the tone for an actual longtime taboo vibe. The most effective creole releases to this point.
- Jamette Mwen Danse – Wolé Tayté
Jamette, a promiscuous feminine. The singer watches the lady who broke his coronary heart dance and he calls her ‘jamette’. Accompanied by the overbearing sounds of the taboo and conch, this track screams tradition and takes you again to the nice outdated days.
- Bay Pat – Subance
This track is ‘Simon Says’ Lucian creole fashion. A enjoyable and playful track which supplies directions on learn how to dance on a girl whereas retaining with the creole theme. From infants to grownups, actually everybody was a part of this dance rave.
Now that I’ve shared my high 5 creole jams, be happy to drop your favourite creole songs within the feedback.