Ayiti Afrika

by Bonga Jean-Baptiste

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Produced, composed, and arranged (traditional arrangements)
by Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste

Co-produced by Rufus Cappadocia and Glen Marshall.

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Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste:
Vodou drums & percussion, lead vocals, banbou, koné, kalimba

Rufus Cappadocia: 5-string Cello

Peck Allmond: flute, saxophone, trompet, kalimba

James "Tiga" Jean-Baptiste:
Vodou drums & percussion, vocals, didgeridoo, mbira

Famoro Dioubaté: manden balafon

Alisha Zebulon: vocals

Sheila Anozier: vocals

Jephté Guillaume:
background vocals on Dahomey and Benin

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Recorded and Mixed at Midwood Studio; Brooklyn, NY.
Engineered by Glen Marshall
Mastered at Catherine North; Hamilton, Ontario by Glen Marshall
Photograph by Augusta Quirk. Design by Asa Chibás.


digital release January 20, 2017

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released July 6, 2006

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Bonga Jean-Baptiste New York, New York

Gaston Jean-Baptiste, known as "Bonga", is a musical virtuoso. He began playing drums in his family's peristil in his hometown of Croix-des-Mission in La Plaine, an area of Haiti known for culture and history.

Bonga is regarded as a master of the Afro Haitian drum, sought-after for his extensive repertoire of pan-African rhythms.
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