Ti Seles

Ti Seles

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Ti Seles is one of the big names in the gwo-ka style of Guadeloupe, a voice and percussion style which re-appeared in the late '70s and early '80s as a part of the general trend of cultural activism in the Antilles. In many ways typical of various voice and drumstyles, with call-and-response singing over a set of hand drums and shakers, gwo-ka is the most pleasing of them all -- the melodies in particular are rather complicated and have a bittersweet quality that perfectly sets off the warm bubbling of the drums.