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Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe - Best Of Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe 1966-2016 (2LP)


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Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe is a music group from the Antilles created in Guadeloupe in 1966 by Fred Aucaros, guitarist Guy Jacquet and singer Ipomen Léauva. The name of the group comes from the Pointe-à-Pitre football club managed by the father of Fred Aucaros, the Red Star, who was nicknamed "Red Star Diabla Les Vikings" by Casimir Letang, the host of La Gazette Creole . Inspired by jazz , funk , Elvis Presley , groups such as Earth, Wind and Fire or Kool and The Gang . First a ball orchestra, the big Creole band signed with West Indian labels (Debs, Celini) before playing two concerts in June 1970 at the Halles de Paris (20,000 spectators, mainly the West Indian diaspora brought to mainland France by the Bumidom's immigration policy), then to go on a tour throughout metropolitan France, attracting 45,000 spectators. But despite the success, the end of the month was difficult and, moreover, in the mid-1970s, the president of the department asked them to return to Guadeloupe and got them a good contract with the Méridien hotel. So they come back; in 1979 , one of their members, bassist Pierre-Edouard Decimus , founded the Kassav group with Jacob Desvarieux, Georges Décimus and Freddy Marshall. The Guadeloupe Vikings will no longer replay in the Paris region before march 2016 , for the Banlieues Bleues festival, then will open for Kassav at Zenith in may 2016 . They happened on March 31, 2017 at the New Morning , then during the Tropical Discoteq evenings in March, April and May 2017 at the Buttes-Chaumont park .

Release info

Label: Heavenly Sweetness HS152VL
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: France
Released: 2016
Genre: Latin, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Compas, Salsa, Zouk, Beguine

Tracklist

A1 Ambiance Vikings
A2 Assez Palé
A3 Rumbo Melon
A4 Gadé Douvant
A5 Ti Tong Ti Tong
B1 Let's Stay Up Vikings
B2 Ahi Na' Ma
B3 Souvenirs
C1 Retour Au Pays
C2 Zagalakatéléman
C3 Ka Nou Pé Fé
D1 Claro Que Si
D2 Magdalena
D3 Mikolasie

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