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The Divided Island

The island of Hispaniola is divided in two by an invisible line cutting down its central mountain range. On one side is Haiti, the other the Dominican Republic: one colonized by the French, the other by Spain. . It was home to the first–and only–successful slave revolt when Haiti rebelled against France in 1791. For decades, Eurocentric elites in the Dominican Republic have painted Haitians as inferior and threatening. Today, there is an uproar around the issues of Haitian immigration to the D.R., and politicians who are lobbying to build a wall between the two countries.
Despite the conflicts, Dominicans and Haitians are linked by deeply interwoven histories, economies and cultures. The songs are always performed in Haitian Kreyòl and typically celebrate the African ancestry of the Afro-Haïtian masses. Vodou is often implemented through the procession. The genre was imported to the Dominican Republic , where it is known colloquially as Gaga. Follwoing is an unique mix of old, and new songs featuring from Tabou Combo….to Luis Vargas.

tracklist
Papa Legba
Tabou Combo 
Nemours Jean Baptiste 
Fabre Duroseau “Haitian Piano”
Angel Viloria “Bajo El Cerezo”
Various Artists “Los Merengues Favoritos de Trujillo”
Boukman Eksperyans – Papa Legba
Legba, Gangan, Dantor’s food
Gede
Mi Gente – J. Balvin, Willy William – FitDance
Various Artists – Mpoko ka diw bye ” Hommage à Black Alex ”
Danny Ocean – Me Rehúso
Diomedes y El Grupo Mio “Diomedes el Bum Bum del MerengueWilfrido Vargas 
Wilfrido Vargas- Lo Ajeno Se Deja Quieto
Carolina Camacho – Leona
Ogou
Strings – Confirmation
Carolina Camacho – Ninfa de las Aguas
Luis Vargas A Esa Mujer la Borrare
Yoskar Sarante – Guerra de Amor

 

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