Kabar is a compilation from electronic from Reunion Island (right in the middle of the indian Ocean). Tropical sounds, sunny moods and créole dialect from mostly unknown artists from the island. Worth mentionning Jako Maron ( Nyege Nyege tapes), Alex Barck (of Jazzanova) or Labelle though and some artists with a profile in world music (Christine Salem, Maya Kamaty). Perfect summer opening compilation for both rare groove diggers and demanded DJs in search of the best tropical beats. A musical electronic snapshot from an exotic and unknown part of the globe. Half of the tracks on the compilation have never been officially released.
Formerly clandestine, today manifest, both sacred but also profane, sometimes meditated, very often improvised, the Kabar transpires in the daily Reunion, getting rid with insolence of any label that dares to impose. The Kabar is a fleeting but bubbling manifestation of an identity and a local culture that is still difficult to define. A moment of life and sharing where handcrafted instruments, neighborhood meetings, ritual dances and lyrical demands are mixed. A meeting. Born from the musical union of maloya and electronic music, Digital Kabar is a compilation at the crossroads of cultures, porous to all sound experiences. [info sheet from distr.]