Masters of Haiti’s acoustic twoubadou (troubadour) tradition, Ti-Coca and his band are “a loose-limbed, rootsy treat.” (BBC News)
Rootsy acoustic twoubadou by modern masters sways, seduces, and evokes a late-night dance party, no matter where the performance. Mereng (Haiti’s cousin to the Dominican meringue), and Konpa-direk, the most popular dance rhythm from the 1950s to the 1980s, share the stage with contredanse and Cuban influences. Renowned internationally, Wanga-Nègès (the name refers to a hummingbird that's a symbol of seduction) was formed by David Mettelus -- Ti-Coca ('little coke bottle') in 1976. For 30 years, the musical cocktails they mix have offered up the sparkle and also the bitter and sweet sides of life.
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Visit the Center Stage Blog.
- Online Press Kit (with hi-res images)
- Video: Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès Live 2011 (9:07)
- Video: Ti-Coca à la Radio des Suds (3:19)
- Video: "Simbi Dlo" (4:25)
General Management & Touring
Lisa Booth Management, Inc.