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Voyage of Dreams
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
"Voyage Of Dreams", produced by Jephté Guillaume, provides a delicate balance between modern rhythms & expressions with the traditional ancestral elements of Jephté's Afro-Hatian-Latin heritage. A musical ambassador for t... more »
"Voyage Of Dreams", produced by Jephté Guillaume, provides a delicate balance between modern rhythms & expressions with the traditional ancestral elements of Jephté's Afro-Hatian-Latin heritage. A musical ambassador for the spiritual messages of both the Haitian revolution-reconstruction & the New York diaspora of today, Jephté embodies in his music the body & soul of Haiti - his songs, all sung in Haitian Kreyol, often take the form of incantations to a superior being (The Prayer) & renew the ancient beliefs of Vodou. This album is a concept album in its theme & structure, awashed in images of displacement, travel & the search for unity and spiritual fufillment. Jephté's songs offer prayers, ask for spiritual guidance from the elders, challenge the madness of oppression & misery, and offer the hope embodied in images of home, family, country & liberation. But anchoring almost all of this is the persistant beat - the groove - to inspire dance. The most powerful influence of Vodou on Jephté's music is the realization that the most profound questions & the most soul-wrenching quests need not be divorced from the joy of dancing. In a world where almost everyone seems to be in motion, where everyone seems to be a migrant or a traveller, and where families are seperated by oceans, Jephté's quest may just be our own....
K. A. Morris | Los Angeles | 10/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Voyage of Dreams takes you on a journey from the shores of Haiti to the big city of New York. Jephte' Guillaume's masterful arrangements and soulful mixture of traditional african rhythmns merged with american jazzy danceable tracks should be apart of any world music lover's collection."