Volo Volo de Boston

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Volo Volo de Boston
Volo Volo de Boston.jpg
Fequiere Lucien
Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres Compas direct, mini-jazz
Years active 1969–present
Website volovolodeboston.com
Members
  • Fequiere Lucien (ht)
  • Hans Felix
  • François St Preux
  • Joseph Shiller
  • Jean Webert Saint-Vil
  • Mario Registre.
Past members See Past members below
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Volo Volo de Boston (or simply Volo Volo) is a Haitian compas band based in Boston, Massachusetts.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

The band was first formed in 1969 under the name Haiti Combo. It was later changed to Volo Volo de Boston in 1972 with Eric Breneus as the vocalist approximately two years before the arrival of Ti Manno, Moise Desir, and Ricot Mazarin.[5] In 1978, Chris Bazile and Fequiere Lucien joined the group as singers.[6]

The group became an international success instantly after the release of their first album entitled Caressé,[7][8] which earned them the title "Lover's Band" during the 70–90s while touring through Haiti, France and the French West Indies (Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana), Panama, Canada and across the United States where they were well received. Volo Volo de Boston received many awards[5] including citations from the city of Boston and The Haitian Consulate in Boston for its many years of representing Haitian culture abroad.

Band members[edit]

current members

  • Fequiere Lucien (ht) – lead vocals, songwriter (1978–present)
  • Hans Felix – former guitar, composer, bandleader (1972), current member
  • Fritz Felix – former percussion, current advisor

former members

  • Eddy Charles – 2nd guitar
  • Jersaint Charles – bass
  • Eddy Catan – congas
  • Laud Jn Jacques – keyboard
  • Carlo Sauvignon – congas
  • Rico Mazarin – lead vocals
  • Patrick Casseus – drums
  • Roland Raymond – bass
  • Paul Fleury – congas
  • Henry Hans – bass
  • Lesly Jean – drums
  • Serge Jerome – saxophone
  • David Rizza – percussion
  • Wilson Pierre – congas, chant, songwriter
  • Yves Leslie Orne – choral
  • Joel Springer – saxophone, synthesizer
  • Joseph Laine – backing vocals
  • Frantz Rolls – guitar
  • Ti Manno – lead vocals, songwriter (deceased)
  • Serge Fleury – drums (deceased)
  • Eric Breneus – lead vocals (1971) (deceased)
  • Chris Bazile – lead vocals (1978–91)
  • Guy Gondre – guitar, bandleader (2) (deceased)
  • Emmanuel Edouard Salvant – guitar (1978–81)
  • Pressoir Desruisseaux – tam-tam (1978–81)
  • Jean Leon Mascary – lead vocals (1983–2015)
  • Roland Casseus – drums (1980)
  • Moise Desir – alto saxophone, Caressé (deceased)
  • Pierre Emmanuel Charles – alto saxophone, La Nature

Discography[edit]

  • Caressé (1975)
  • La Nature (1979)
  • Nou Nan Route (1980)
  • 14 Karat Gold (1981)
  • Vive Compas (1982)
  • Volo Volo (1984)
  • Mèt Cafou (1985)
  • Volo Volo (1987)
  • Volo's The Best (1990)

Source:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson, Regine O., ed. (27 June 2011). "Geographies of the Haitian Diaspora". Routledge. p. 152. ISBN 9781136807886. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Leymarie, Isabelle, ed. (9 December 1998). "Músicas del Caribe (con CD)". Ediciones Akal. p. 119. ISBN 9788446008941. Retrieved 22 June 2017.  (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Averill, Gage, ed. (8 June 1997). "A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti". University of Chicago Press. p. 129. ISBN 9780226032924. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Milherou, Dominique, ed. (26 September 2014). "We Love Haïti !". Travel Style. Retrieved 22 June 2017.  (in French)
  5. ^ a b http://www.volovolodeboston.com/biography.html
  6. ^ Press, ed. (1 February 2017). "Chris Bazile, chanteur du Volo Volo de Boston". Le National. Retrieved 22 June 2017.  (in French)
  7. ^ a b Corbett, Bob, ed. (3 February 1999). "Partial List Of Haitian Recordings From Gage Averill". Webster.edu. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Mirtil, Emmanuel (ed.). "Musiques d'Haïti Musiques Haïtiennes Une Anthologie Comme J'en Rêvais ... Volo Volo - Le groupe Volo Volo de Boston". Retrieved 22 June 2017.  (in French)

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