Lataye

Lataye

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Lataye’s music is a dynamic mix of traditional Haitian drumming with rock, pop and blues, creating a revolutionary musical sound. Lataye is led by Daniel “Dadi” Beaubrun, a well-known composer, songwriter, producer, singer and musician.

Biography

LATAYE represents the spiritual essence of all of the positive elements found in Haitian Vodou spirituality. This band has embarked on a spiritual journey by creating a new musical style stemming from traditional Haitian Vodou melodies and rhythms, bringing Haiti’s Rasin Mizik (Roots Music) to new heights.

Lataye’s music is a dynamic mix of driving Haitian Vodou rhythms played on a variety of musical instruments coupled with astute arrangements and splendid choral hooks. Without losing the soulful essence and spiritual basis of traditional Haitian music, Lataye creates music which expresses change, unity and love. It combines the spiritual, social and artistic aspects of Vodou and creates a unifying force of positive energy.

Lataye is led by Daniel “Dadi” Beaubrun, a well-known composer, songwriter, producer, singer and musician, known primarily as one of the founding members and producers of the international acclaimed Haitian World Music group, Boukman Eksperyans, for twenty years. His unique musical style blends traditional Haitian Vodou rhythms with rock, pop and blues, creating a revolutionary musical sound. This original style has taken Vodou music out of the countryside and into the cities of Haiti while bringing international recognition and acclaim to Vodou ceremonial music and dance. Today, this unique sound has earned its own distinctive niche in World Music for Haiti just as the Reggae freedom songs of Bob Marley have done for Jamaica.

Lataye is a fusion of Dadi’s unique sound with the musical influences of La Tibonit, a town of spiritual significance in Haiti. The group also includes Sheila and Alex Tanisma, members of the most prestigious Lakous in Haiti (Lakou Soukri and Lakou Souvenans). Their singing and dancing reflect the depth and beauty of Haitian culture. This roaring sound is accented by Marjorie Beaubrun’s passionate vocals. Marjorie, also a founding member of Boukman Eksperyans and Dadi’s sister, has gained a fine reputation as a songwriter, versatile vocalist and accomplished dancer. Her distinctive voice, pulsating dance style and hypnotic charisma keep audiences under her spell.

The gathering of these talented artists brings forth a new sound and vision which stand out as one of Haiti’s most vibrant representation of African Diaspora fusion. The musical mix builds propulsive peaks which engage the mind, body and spirit completely. A live performance by Lataye is an engaging and enlightening experience.

Discography

Album - Tou Manbre

Set List

2 Guitar amps.
1 Bass amp.
2 keyboards–(stereo output)
1 MPC2000 sampler (3 outputs)
3 Tambours mics (Haitian drums provided by artist) – one mic per drum (3 chairs)
6 vocal mics. (2 leads)
1 Drum set