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Simbi

A seven-piece group formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1987, featuring singers and music artists with varied encounter within the Swedish music picture. Their sound is dependant on the ‘vodou’ rhythms of Haiti, onto that they graft components of rock and roll, funk and jazz as well as the soulful business lead vocalist, Lotta Sjolin, sings in Haitian Creole. They quickly became a favorite local live appeal, also making looks on Swedish tv and radio. In 1991 these were asked to Haiti to take part in the 200th wedding anniversary celebration from the decisive slave rebellion there. The only real non-Haitian band asked to execute, they received over audiences using the motivated authenticity of the music. In 1992 the music group performed in Canada and the united states. Within the same season they documented their debut record, Vodou Beat, that was released a season afterwards. Also in 1993 they made an appearance alongside artists such as for example Ruler Sunny Ade and Gilberto Gil, on the worlds initial vodou festival, kept at Benin in Western world Africa. The thought of an organization from Northern European countries performing music in line with the rhythms from the spiritual ceremonies of the Caribbean island is certainly unusual to state the least, nevertheless, Simbi display a committed action and inventiveness that place them above simple novelty status.

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