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The Homecoming Concert

by Grand Baton

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Filé 13:16
Filé, mi kréyòl mannyè byen filé, bèl pawòl on jan byen filé...
Ki Zanma pé pa, ki zanma pa ka lagé, lagé
Gran Rivyè 08:18
Owa gran rivyè, Mwen té kay sizé, Pou vwè lanmizè, Chakjou ka pasé
An Mitan Pit 11:43


Double live album!
Grand Baton was founded in 2004 around the recording of the first album, as a project exploring a new rock music for the Caribbean. This music is fundamentally creole, in the sense that it followed the same kind of creative cultural process that forged the creole culture or the language called “creole” (in which all the songs from the first album are written)… this process took place inside myself (JC), as I grew up at the meeting point of different unrelated cultures.
So, in 2012, Grand Baton was bringing the music back to its point of origin, the island of Guadeloupe because the “ka” drum and its culture are what dictated this music. You can imagine how intense of a moment this was; it is like presenting your newborn baby for the first time to your own parents :). This recording takes you back to that moment!


released April 29, 2022

JC Maillard: lead vocals and guitar
Arnaud Dolmen: drums and Ka drum
Thierry Arpino: drums
Didier Juste: Ka drum
Fabrice Fanfant: bass


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Grand Baton New York, New York

Welcome to the home of JC Maillard (aka Grand Baton, Jean-Christophe Maillard, Mbutu), multi instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and producer from the French island of Guadeloupe, based in New York city. Traveler, explorer of sounds, he is one of the most versatile musicians out there. You will find here JC’s personal productions. As per his collaborations… well there are many, look them up! ... more

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