Wapa Sakitanou / Music of Martinique, the
Album: Music of Martinique, the   Collection:World
Artist:Wapa Sakitanou   Added:Apr 2003
Label:Arc Music Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-09-18 Pull Date: 2005-11-20 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 07, 2012: Music Casserole
4. Oct 18, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
Frape Tig-Bang
2. Aug 23, 2008: New World Disorder
Marie O
5. Oct 14, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum: Early Show
Marie O
3. Oct 23, 2005: Coronary Heart Disease
Messieu E Dam' Bonsoir

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2005-08-22
Wapa Sakitanou – The Music of Martinique (Arc Music)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/20/05
African-based call-and-response with drums, from an
island in the Lesser Antilles (Caribbean). Every song
features a similar rhythm on a drum made from a rum
keg and a bamboo percussion instrument. Every song
features a lead vocalist and a chorus which responds
with the same 2-3 word response throughout the song.
There are no other instruments. It’s a very appealing
(very tribal) sound, and since they’re all in some
kind of Creole, theres’ no worry about FCCs. Try
track 13.

Track times are given, and most tracks really do all
sound the same…
Tracks 3-9 have a female lead singer, the rest have a
male (track 14 and 15 have both, taking turns)
Track 11, “Mesi Bon Die” translates clearly to “Merci
Bon Dieu”, so if you’re doing a religious set, this
fits right in. Whee!
Track 13 has an long bit without vocals, so you can
really hear the drums, which is nice.
Track 15 has a short introduction to the band in
English and no drums throughout.

Track Listing
1. Frape Tig-Bang   8. Zebi Letranje
2. Domino-Domino   9. Roule Quebec
3. Louise O!   10. Bouwo
4. Change La Mi Mwen   11. Mesi Bon Die
5. A Dou Man Man   12. Di Fe Ka Lime
6. Ede Yo   13. Marie O
7. Milo Caserus   14. Belya Pour Quebec
  15. Messieu E Dam' Bonsoir