Madin'Free-K and Friends
Madin’Free-K and Friends, Martinique group created in 2009, stands by interpreting traditional Caribbean music as well as original compositions which, while keeping a spirit of emancipation and resistance, brings new life to the contemporary West Indian folklore. Comprising Jahme Joseph, musician, singer-songwriter, two guitarists, a keyboardist, a percussionist and a brass section, the iconoclastic band asserts its Creole roots and its Mornes music in making its way through the rhythms of the mazurka, the beguine and the “damier”. Adding to these influences blues and jazz, under the guidance of their leader, they work for the recognition of the black diaspora. After a few shows in northern France, Jahme Joseph export his music in Canada in the summer 2011. In Montreal, accompanied by the Martinique singer Khanel, he performed on the main scenes of Montreal and International Festival Nuits D’Afrique 2012. During the year 2014, Jahme Joseph toured the Caribbean, promoting his latest album in Martinique and Guadeloupe. His maxi-single with 5 original tracks is available from November 2013. Work of resistance of great sensitivity, Racin Neg Mawon is the expression of the revolutionary spirit of its author. Taking as background history of slavery, Jahme Joseph marries traditional West Indies sounds with blues, fusion and African and Caribbean rhythms.