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Rara in Haiti: Street Music of Haiti

Issue No. 2215

Readers who enjoyed Socialist Worker’s interview with photographer Leah Gordon on her new book Kanaval ( will love this new album.

Rara is the music played throughout Kanaval.

It’s an anarchic folk-meets-punk collision of drums, voices and bamboo sticks, which all creates an exciting, energising soundtrack.

Rara bands tour the countryside for days at a time accosting people, car drivers and anyone in their way, demanding payment before they move on.

The crowd of musicians and singers gets bigger all the time.

Rara in Haiti: Street Music of Haiti
Soul Jazz Records, £9.99

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Tue 17 Aug 2010, 18:05 BST
Issue No. 2215
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