Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jumping to the Zouk: Jean-Philippe Marthely and "Reté"

Today's random tune is by Jean-Philippe Marthely and is entitled Reté. Jean-Philippe Marthely is a zouk singer from the French island of Martinique. Since 1981 he has been the lead singer of the Caribbean music group Kassav'. As the frontman for that group, he is known for his high energy and getting the audience very involved in concerts. He has also released six solo albums. Reté can be found on an album from 2000 called Jean-Philippe Marthely, though it was released much earlier on 1985's Touloulou. It can also be found on Putumayo Presents: The Best of World Music - World Dance Party (1994).