Christian Nara

Christian Nara

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Christian Nara is a very talented vocalist from Guadeloupe who is a member of the Henri Debs contingent of musicians who record for the Debs label. This album is straight-ahead zouk with a little more bite than the typically boring zouk love albums that are churned out by this label and others in the Antilles. Nara's voice has a distinctive smoky rasp to it that gives character to his vocals. He was formerly with the group Energy until moving out on his own. Some of the best studio musicians from Guadeloupe and Martinique are on this album. When one sees certain musicians' names and notes the addition of horns, then the artist is one of note in the French Antilles. "Fou de Vous," vocal and instrumental versions, is a particularly strong track and was on Antilles radio in heavy rotation. A worthwhile zouk album to seek out since it is not a clone of the pre-fabricated style that all too often plagues zouk. Recommended.