Join Markus Schwartz & Monvelyno Alexis as they celebrate the release of their Vo-Duo recording entitled "Nou La". Markus Schwartz (Haitian drums/percussion), Monvelyno Alexis (guitar, vocals) plus invited guests. CD sales & signing. Meet & greet with the artists.
Vo-Duo Inspired by the rhythms and chants of the sacred Vodou music traditions of Haiti, guitarist/vocalist extraordinaire Monvelyno Alexis and renowned percussionist Markus Schwartz incorporate elements of "Mizik Rasin", Jazz and Rock into a uniquely original and modern improvisational context.
Join Monvelyno Alexis & Markus Schwartz as they celebrate the release of "Nou La", their exciting and eclectic new recording as Vo-Duo. CD sales & signing, invited musical guests and more.
Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn - Jordan Siwek Vo-Duo: Monvelyno Alexis & Markus Schwartz in a "Fet Gede" celebration. 7:30 - Bree Ann Klauser and Jordan Siwek perform original tunes.
Sounds Like: Boukman Eksperyans, AZOR, John William Coltrane, Gangbé Brass Band, Richard Bona
Label: Soundkeeper Recordings
Bio: Born in Copenhagen Denmark, percussionist Markus Schwartz grew up in an American household surrounded by jazz, and has devoted the last twenty years to learning the wealth and complexity of traditional Haitian drum music. Moving in and out of Haiti since the early 1990s, Markus followed the lead ...See Full Bio
“METRIC HALO TRANSCENDS ALL PREVIOUS DEFINITIONS OF AUDIOPHILE QUALITY ON EQUINOX. Soundkeeper Recordings is a beautiful amalgamation of old and new. Veteran recording, mixing, and mastering engineer Barry Diament (Bob Marley, Pete Townshend, Led Zeppelin and on and on and on) founded the fledgling record label and expertly handles all of its technical tasks. ...Diament records the artists on Soundkeeper Recordings’ roster in beautiful acoustic spaces using only a pair of microphones...Soundkeeper Recordings’ latest release, Equinox by Markus Schwartz, one of the world’s foremost Haitian percussionists, played Haitian-inspired jazz with Paul Beaudry (acoustic bass), Monvelyno Alexis (electric guitar), and Jean Caze (trumpet and flugelhorn) in an auditorium with stunning acoustics built in 1908.ance by Markus for the facility’s residents.”