walktothehills wrote in ohnotheydidnt

Jacob Desvarieux, singer of the zouk band Kasav, passed away at 65.


— Jacob Desvarieux, co-founder of Kassav' died at 66 on July 30th after being hospitalized for over a week in Guadeloupe.

Kassav' is a French Caribbean band formed in Guadeloupe in 1979. 

Kassav' is the creator of zouk music. They were the first to apply the MIDI technology to cadence and fused the genre with funk, and Makossa.

— First French Caribbean group to have worldwide tours

I know you guys probably never heard of them but they are a big musical influence in the Caribbean so if you're new to this group and kind of music here is my top 3 favorite, so you can enjoy his legacy :)


Ou lé — Kassav'

Zouk La Sé Sèl Médikaman Nou Ni  — Kassav'

Reviens dans ma vie — Passi ft Jacob Desvarieux

Share your fave Caribbean artists of the moment or fave Kassav's song? 

Source 1, 2,3,4

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