Ti Roro

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Raymond Baillargau
Raymond Baillargau

Other namesTi Roro, Ti Ro Ro, Tiroro
Years active1939-1980
Known forVodou drumming

Baillargau Raymond was a Haitian drummer known for bringing the artistry of Haitian Vodou ritual drumming and other traditional Afro-Haitian drumming styles to the stage and to recording studios. He was an international performer who influenced jazz musicians, in particular, Max Roach. Research is needed to establish the place and date of his birth, but 1915 is a fair estimate of the year. It is widely believed that he died in 1980, probably in Port-au-Prince.[1]

Ti Roro's performances and collaborations can be found on solo recordings and in work for such artists as orchestra leader Issa El Saieh, singer Guy Durosier, and dancer Jean-Léon Destiné.


  • Issa el Saieh w/Ti Roro, Hi-Fi Haitian Drums; Capitol of the World T-10110
  • Ti Roro "Best Drummer in Haiti"; Cook Road Recordings 5004; c.1956
  • Ti Roro: Voodoo Drums of Ti RoRo; Monogram 830 (Ti RoRo et ses Tambours Vaudou/& his Voodoo Drums; Request/Sounds of the Caribbean SLP-733) [1]
  • Ti Roro et son Tambour; Ibo/Macaya 109 (Haiti)
  • Ti-Roro/Ti-Marcel: Voodoo Drums in Hi-Fi; Atlantic 1296


  1. ^ Weinstein, Norman (1992). A Night in Tunisia: Imaginings of Africa in Jazz. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press. p. 244. ISBN 0810825252.

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