Sofrito Island Series
Another installment in the Sofrito Island Series – this time with a double dose of stellar cadence-lypso from Dominica.
Las mal parlé is a stone cold Sofrito classic: 3 minutes of dancefloor perfection from the island’s longest running band, pulling a strong Haitian influence into the typically Dominican sound.
“Jam Jam” on the B side is a rhodes-led instrumental, upping the cowbell and injecting a latin flavour.
The Swinging Stars – led by saxophonist and musical director Norman Letang – are part of the bedrock of the Dominican music scene and will soon be celebrating 60 years in the business.
For further sounds from the Nature Island check out the Funky Roseau mix – tracks unearthed in Dominica’s capital city a few years ago