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Augustin - The Drums Of Vodou flac album Performer: Augustin
Title: The Drums Of Vodou
Style: Religious, Folk
Released: 1994
MP3 album: 1305 mb
FLAC album: 1125 mb
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Jazz / Folk / World music

The Drums of Vodou are masterfully, crisp rhythms of Haitian spirits possession plus vodou-jazz. The first four selections on this recording renew the spirit of Vodou-Jazz. The last seven tracks feature drum rhythms which are played for the most prominent spirits that Haitians worship in and around Port-au-Prince and in New York City.

Augustin had an encyclopedic knowledge of the rhythms of vodou (the word is the Haitian Creole spelling of voodoo), in which more than 100 spirits are represented and summoned, each by a distinctive rhyth. a Troupe Makandal has performed for both Haitian and world-music audiences. When it brought abridged vodou ceremonies to public stages, the rhythms were so traditional and intense that unplanned spiritual possessions sometimes took place in secular spaces. The troupe also performs choreographed programs devoted to Haitian history and culture.

The Drums Of Vodou ‎(CD). La Troupe Makandal, Frisner Augustin. La Troupe Makandal, Frisner Augustin - A Trip To Voodoo ‎(LP, Album).

Frisner Augustin (Artistic Director/Master Drummer) was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he studied ritual drumming in the temples of Vodou. In 1972 he immigrated to New York, where he established himself as a master drummer in Vodou rituals, as a performer for Haitian community festivals, and as a drum instructor. In 1981 Mr. Augustin took over the direction of the company La Troupe Makandal. His recordings with the Troupe (A Trip to Voodoo, Erzili, and The Drums of Vodou) feature his settings of traditional Afro-Haitian dances. He has recorded as well for jazz artist Kip Hanrahan and for the soundtrack of the film Beloved


1 Simbi Dio
2 Petwo
3 Banda
4 Parigol
Traditional Haitian Rhythms
5 Yanvalou / Mayi
6 Djouba
7 Nago / Zepol
8 Ibo
9 Kongo Payet
10 Petwo
11 Banda


  • Bass – Danny Pera (tracks: 1 to 4)
  • Drums [Boula] – Steve White (tracks: 1 to 4)
  • Drums [Master Drum], Vocals – Frisner Augustin (tracks: 1 to 4)
  • Drums [Ogan] – Paul Uhry Newman (tracks: 1 to 4)
  • Drums [Second Drum] – Steve Deats (tracks: 1 to 4)
  • Instruments [All Parts] – Frisner Augustin (tracks: 5 to 11)
  • Mastered By – Lawrence Aynesmith
  • Producer – Frisner Augustin, Lois Wilcken
  • Trombone – Tim Newman (tracks: 1 to 4)
  • Vocals – Carole Jean-Louis (tracks: 1 to 4), Jocelyn Louis (tracks: 1 to 4)


Tracks 1 to 4 recorded at Skunk Hollow Studio, Rockland County, New York. Tracks 5 to 11 recorded at The Place Recording Studios, New York City.

Produced in association with White Cliffs Media.

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