We are a Caribbean community with diverse cultural and musical interests. Although Soca, Calypso, and Steelband music predominate in Caribbean carnival culture, the area has more to offer. Dancehall, Zouk, and various subgenres of music can be heard from island to island. Today we feature Haitian Kompa (Konpa) music. Our goal is to explore our musical interests and share a commonality that links our beloved Caribbean basin.
Moun Sou Moun Konpa Mix by Jeanius
By Ananda Published June 09, 2023
Kompa (also spelled Konpa) is a popular Haitian music genre that originated in the mid-20th century. It is a modern form of méringue, traditional Haitian dance music dating back to the 19th century. Kompa music lyrics can be about a variety of topics, including love, relationships, social issues, and politics. The lyrics are typically sung in Haitian Creole. The music features upbeat rhythm, and catchy melodies. Usually, a band performs it, employing instruments like drums, bass, guitars, saxophones, trumpets, and trombones.
Kompa music has evolved over the years, and there are now several subgenres. Some of the most popular subgenres include konpa direct, which is characterized by its fast tempo and driving beat; cadence rampa, which is a slower, more mellow style of Kompa; and Konpa Rasin, which is a more traditional style of Kompa that draws on Haitian folk music.
Kompa music is a vibrant and dynamic genre that plays a significant role in Haitian culture. It is a popular form of entertainment that brings people together and celebrates Haitian culture. If you are interested in learning more about Haitian Konpa music, there are several resources available online. However, we recommend checking back regularly for more Kompa (Konpa) mixes. Starting today, along with Islandvybe Radio DJs, we delve into Haitian music culture. Welcome aboard and take this first journey with our featured mix-master, DJ Jeanius. Enjoy the fabulous work of our mix-master; it is time to 'tun-up' our musical love vibrations. Remember to show the DJ some love by leaving a comment on his SoundCloud page and on this blog.
About this DJ:
Jeanius, our Mix-Master for this session, has a mystical formula, call it his musical mantra that he adheres to for his craft: "When music hits, you feel no pain"!
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in Brooklyn, NY, music has always been at the forefront of my existence. My mother always had music playing in the house; I started playing the drums at age 4. Music was destined to be a lifelong drug. Forty-two years later, after twenty plus years as a DJ/selector, nothing has changed. All genres, all events, tons of cities, and a few countries later, and I love it just the same. Despite the fact that people will let you down, the music will never! Take a journey with me; I'm Jeanius, and the pleasure is mine.
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Moun Sou Moun (People on People)
Curated and mixed by: Jeanius
Genre: Kompa (Konpa)
Contact: (347) 691-2502
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