Haitian ‘meringue’! Hispanola is a small island. This is a small tune which keeps expanding, rootsy acoustic meringue in kreyole. There’s a drum & voice Legba tribute song on this CD (Haiti Cherie) but I prefer those, like this one, which sweeten the equation with light plucked guitars.
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Other side of the island… now via Manhattan island, Blogworkorange. A short story blog by Juan Dicent, en Español. Via Caro, who knows, and notes that “some of the better Dominican writing is actually happening on the web these days” in this link-filled post.