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Ehèh Labéka Ehèh

Gistavlabeka
Ehèh Labéka Ehèh. Tanbouyé from “Gwadloup”, Gistavlabéka began playing music in the 1970s in Guadeloupe before moving on to Europe.
He plays tanbou (drums), he is what they call a tanbouyé.

The numerous encounters with a lot of soundmakers he has had all over the world (the “Caribbean”, “Europe”, “Afrika”, “United States of America”).

Gistavlabéka has participated in numerous projects since the 1970s:

  • As a leader in: CONGO SQUARE (jazz and sounds from Guadeloupe, Jazz Festival of Pointe-à-Pitre); GWABRAZILIAN SUITE (fusion: jazz, brazilian sound and guadeloupean sound) with Alfredo Do Nascimento; KAWOUKLÉ with Masoto (Patrick Bordelai) (poetry, singing, slam and percussion); UNIVERS with Linda Dumas (contemporary percussions and occidental classical music); KOLEKTIF ANSANM notably with Michel Monrose, Roland Louis…
  • Gwoka: MÉSAJ KA (various styles and various soundmakers), the KAFÉ KA LÉVÉ, GWAKASONNÉ, ESNARD BOISDUR, ELLIOT JEANNE, the GALTA group (Yvan Juraver, Alza Bordin..), KATOURÉ (Marie-Line Dahomay), IGUANE XTET, MAPASSA BALLET, LUKUBER SÉJOR, GADÉKA, DOMINIQUE TAULIAUT, DARO
  • Zouk: ÉNERGY, ZOUK ORCHESTRA, PATRICK SAINT-ELOI, KARAPAT, K’RAVAN’, MEDHY CUSTOS, SWING CARAÏBE, PASCAL VALLOT, LES SIRÈNES of Éric Virgal, DISSONANCE
  • Dance bands: TYPICAL COMBO, ORCHESTRE ALIZÉS (M. Catin)…
  • THÉÂTRE DU CYCLONE,
  • And with GERMAIN CÉCÉ, KWEEBEE, ÉROL JOSUÉ, KÉRADANCE (Roland Louis), JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART, BIG BAND BIGIN (Guy Jacquet), ROGER LUREL (CD « Nouveau Monde »), ABEL MARCEL, TURGOT THÉODAT, LINLEY MARTHE, SYLVAIN RANSY, RUDY SOURIANT, GÉRALD GRANDMAN, …

In 2010, Gistavlabéka developed the symbol Fondong.

 

He is author of a book on Afrikan-“Guadeloupean” sound: “I KA I PA KA. Gwo-ka conventionnel et Soupakongo. Rythmes, Techniques, Concepts” (Kazarabika 2008, 207 pages and CD; www.kazarabika.com).

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