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Kassav: zouk medicine

De José Reynes


Kassav’s first concert at Paris Zenith concert hall was sold out fifteen days before the first one. Kassav’s number of records, gold records and world tours grow in numbers every year. They represent West Indian pride and African passion. They are a new feature on the French musical stage. Kassav makes records in London now with sophisticated sound mixing and travels through the world loaded with equipment. They are incredibly successful throughout the world in Europe, Latin America and Australia, still it is in Africa that they draw the greatest crowds packing into stadiums. The portrait of Kassav band is the portrait of its sixteen musicians with scorched landscapes in the background, Creole accents to protect a culture and bright colours that can only be found in Africa.