After 7 years feeding the blog with our musical and graphical researches, Les Mains Noires is now officially also a record label!
Humbly and unpretentiously, we’ll try to offer you on physical format - vinyl only - super selected official reissue of wonderful forgotten music from the past.
In a first moment, we’ll focus on a place we deeply love, the French West-Indies island of Guadeloupe and Martinique!
And so, for our first release, we are very proud and happy to present to you “Tijan Pou Velo”, a stellar gwo ka jazz fusion masterpiece recorded in 1988 by Edmony Krater, a former member of Gwakasonné (one of the most famous Gwo Ka modern group from Guadeloupe) with the help of the group Zepiss.
Through this long time underrated album, Edmony pays a tribute to the heroes of traditional music from Guadeloupe, starting with Marcel Lollia better known as Vélo.
Check it out!