HENRI GUÉDON

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Henri Guédon (born May 22, 1944 in Fort de France in Martinique - died on February 12, 2006 in Paris, France after heart surgery) was a Martiniquan percussionist. His first band was called La Contesta and he organised it when he was 20. He was awarded a Maracas d'or the first year the awards ran. In 1983, Philippe Langlais invited him to compose a mix of classical and jazz with his orchestra, the rsulting composition called Opéra Triangulaire. He was a judo champion 1963-65. Multiple albums fused Antillean rhythms with other music from around the world. Guedon was instrumental in exporting the new sound of 60s and 70s Latin -guaguanco, boogaloo, salsa, descarga - to France and the rest of Europe. When Guedon began placing his percussion instruments at the front of the stage in the style of his great influence Ray Barretto, French audience members found themselves shocked and read more...
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HENRI GUÉDON Cosmozouk Percussion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cosmozouk Percussion
World Fusion 1974
HENRI GUÉDON Karma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Karma
World Fusion 1975
HENRI GUÉDON Noel Creole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Noel Creole
World Fusion 1976
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"Zouk Expérience" Percussion Des Antilles
World Fusion 1977
HENRI GUÉDON Retour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Retour
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1981
HENRI GUÉDON Afro Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afro Blue
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1982
HENRI GUÉDON Afro Temple album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afro Temple
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1984
HENRI GUÉDON L'Opera Triangulaire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L'Opera Triangulaire
Third Stream 1988
HENRI GUÉDON Nomadisme Musical Aux Caraibes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nomadisme Musical Aux Caraibes
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1993

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HENRI GUÉDON Olympia 80 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Olympia 80
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1980

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HENRI GUÉDON Rétrospective album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rétrospective
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2003
HENRI GUÉDON Early Latin & Boogaloo Recordings by the Drum Master album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Latin & Boogaloo Recordings by the Drum Master
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2004

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