Alan Cavé

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Alan Cavé
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Background information
Birth name Georges Alan Cavé
Also known as A.C.
Born (1966-02-27)February 27, 1966
New York City, USA
Genres Compas, Troubadour, Meringue
Occupation(s) Singer, producer, entrepreneur
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1989–present
Labels AC Records, Entertainment & Distribution
Associated acts Zin (from 1989-2003)

Georges Alan Cavé is an American of Haitian descent who is the lead singer of the compas band Zin.

Alan Cavé was born in the New York on February 27, 1966 to Yanick Jean and Syto Cave. He spent most of his adolescent years in Haiti. During that time, he often accompanied his father, the famous Syto Cavé, poet, writer, and art director, on his tours in the Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Ste Lucia), France, the United States, and Canada.

Surrounded by people who loved the arts, and born to writers, Alan almost had no choice but to follow in their footsteps. While his friends where occupied with the usual adolescent issues, Alan was constantly playing the guitar, belting out words and melodies that seemed beyond his age. He was born to shine.

Alan made his debut to the performing world when one of the actors in play suddenly fell ill and he was asked to sing the song “La Personne”. His soulful and heartfelt performance astonished the audience.

The cheers and ovation arose the desire to a musical career. By the end of that summer, Alan Cavé became a household name in Haiti.

In 1987, he met with Alex Abellard and Eddy Saint-Vil to audition for the group Zin. Alex concluded that he could not have that voice against his band, so he quickly signed Alan Cavé. The group Zin released their first album, "O Pa", in 1989.

19 years later, the songwriting skills of Eddy St. Vil, who plays the guitar, along with keyboardist and Maestro, Alex Abellard, Zin and its 11 band members continue to hypnotise the public with sweet ballads, and traditional Haitian Kompa grooves mixed with the sound of Reggae, R&B, and Zouk.

Their enormous success earned them the name “The Hit Music Factory”, and Alan’s seductive voice is a big part of that success. His musical rendition touches your soul, soothes your heart, and you only yearn for more.

He is also a prolific songwriter, with a catalogue of songs and unreleased recordings in English, French, and Creole. When asked what inspires him, he answers simply: “Life and people”. He would prefer to be remembered as writer and composer, as it takes not just talent, but passion, aspiration, discipline and hard work to write songs and release an album.

Today he is one of the most sought after performer in the French Caribbean community. He has performed and collaborated with the biggest names in Zouk, Kompa, French, and Caribbean music such as Malavoi, Mario DeVolcy, Tanya St. Val, N’jie, Shirly, and Zouk Tenor. In 2001 he launched his first solo album, “Se Pa Pou Dat”, which was an enormous success. This album transcends the barriers of language and cultural sound. From Japan, Africa, to South America, all who listen to it become fans, as it is the melody that touches them, whether they understand the words is of no consequences. He continuous to have a very successful solo career and to date he has released 5 solo compass albums.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Lagé'm (1993)
  • Best of (2000)
  • Se Pa Pou Dat (2001)
  • Collabo (2004)
  • De La Tête Aux Pieds (2007)
  • Timeless Volume 1 (2014)
  • Timeless Volume 2 (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • Chokola 2005
  • Jwenn 2007
  • De la tete au Pied 2007
  • Mon seul regret 2012
  • Men kann Lan 2012
  • Grave sou kê'm 2012
  • Lil mama 2014
  • Twerk that 2014
  • Fanm sa 2014

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