Vodu 155

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Lionel and Constant Bernard grew up in Haiti influenced by voodoo and reggae, but moved to New York City in the '70s, soaking up that city's ska, punk, funk and hip-hop styles and performing in several…
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Lionel and Constant Bernard grew up in Haiti influenced by voodoo and reggae, but moved to New York City in the '70s, soaking up that city's ska, punk, funk and hip-hop styles and performing in several local bands: the Toasters, Second Step, Unity. The brothers then formed Vodu 155, welding hip-hop and funk to reggae and Haitian tribal rhythms on their self-titled 1995 debut for Island Records.