Multi-instrumentalist and composer Sélène Saint-Aimé is gearing up to release her new album, POTOMITAN, via Komos.
POTOMITAN is a central feature of Haitian voodoo temples and also signifies the mother who maintains the balance of an entire family in Antillean lands. Sélène chose this title after spending many months in Martinique during the pandemic.
Conversations inspired the writing and recording of this record with her paternal grandmother retracing their family history, life, childhood memories, and the strength of Caribbean women.
The eleven-track album was recorded with Saint-Aimé on double bass, vocals, and features the tanbouyé master Sonny Troupé (Ka drums, Guadeloupe), Boris Reine-Adélaïde (Bèlè drums, Martinique), Mathias Lévy (violin), Guillaume Latil( cello), Hermon Méhari (trumpet) and Irving Acao (tenor sax).
Listen to her classy rendition of Charlie Parker’s ‘The Bird’ below.
Get your copy of POTOMITAN in advance of its release on 25th March by clicking here.