Caressé Moin – by Malavoi ft. Jose Alie #MotownZouk

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“Caressé Moin” by Malavoi ft. Marie-José Alie ( 1989 )
Translation: Massage Me (or Hug Me)


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 Find a most perfect song to rise with the Sun, while slow dancing with Bae or Boo Boo the fool … I will wait! Whichever stage your relationship is in, you will feel the cool breeze of the unbothered Caribbean tempo. What memory is attached to this song? Sincerely none. The song is literally blasting on every radio in 1989. It is not received as a catchy hit. It is treated as a national treasure like the”Boy Band” group Malavoi:
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Malavoi was a Martinican band consisting of Mano Césaire, Jean-Paul Soïme, Christian de Negri, Denis Dantin, and Marcel Rémion. They formed in 1972, naming themselves after a kind of sugarcane and a street on Gorée, a Senegalese island. Many of the members were part of the Merry Lads, a band from the Lycée Schoelcher, and many had been students at Colette Franz, a music school.

Malavoi‘s style mixes French Antillean music with modern influences from across the Americas, especially Caribbean and Brazilian music, as well as jazz. Their early popular singles included “Albé” and “En lè mon là“. The band was soon expanded to include saxophonist Bib Monville and pianist Paulo Rosine, who became the band’s leader. The singers alternated and included Raymond Mazarin, Pierre Jabert, Maurice Marie-Louise, Pierre Pastel and Julien Constance.

Malavoi‘s first album was Malavoi, released in 1978 and featuring singer Ralph Thamar. The band broke up soon after, however, and didn’t perform again until re-uniting under Rosine‘s leadership in 1981. Rosine greatly expanded the fiddle section, first to ten performers, then down to four with Philippe Porry taking over for Dantin, and also added Jean-José Lagier on cello. Malavoi‘s fame soon spread across the Caribbean and abroad with the 1983 album Zouel, featuring Thamar on vocals along with Marie-José Alie. They played at the Printemps de Bourges in 1983 and at the Caribbean festival in Cartagena, and won the Caribbean music prize, the Maracas d’Or, as well as scoring the film Rue Case Nègres (fr).

They continued touring widely into the late 1980s, in the United States, France, Japan, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Ecuador. Thamar was replaced by Pipo Gertrude in 1988. In the early 1990s, the band’s popularity continued to grow, and the membership expanded with the addition of singer Tony Chasseur. Their 1992 Matebis included collaborations with numerous Caribbean musicians, including Jocelyne Béroard, Beethova Obas, Kali, Edith Lefel, Tanya Saint-Val (fr) and Philippe Lavil.

Malavoi‘s leader, Paulo Rosine, died in 1993. He was replaced by José Privat, while two French violinists, Jean-Luc Pino and Daniel Dato, also joined; the band’s leader became Jean-Paul Soïme >> (Source: Wikipedia). 

<< Soley-la ka kouché  – The Sun is going to bed
La lune-lan ka lévé – The Moon is rising
Kokotyé ka boujé – The Palm Trees are moving

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Lannuit-la ka tonbé tonbé – The night is falling falling
Ti zwèzo ka pozé – The little birds are settling down
Sèpan mòdi chanté – The cursed Snakes are singing

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Lanmè-a ka gémi – The sea is moaning
La lune-lan ka frémi – The moon has goosebumps
Kokotyé ka palé – The Palm Trees are speaking

Karésé mwen – Massage me
Karésé mwen – Hug me

Ti manmay ka pléré – Small children are crying
Lom-lan pati gérwoyé – The Men left to play war
Sang yo tout ka koulé – Their Blood are flooding

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Sounds of Violin 

Soley-la ka kouché – The Sun is going to bed
La lune-lan ka lévé – The Moon is rising
Kokotyé ka boujé – The Palm Trees are moving

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug me

Lannuit-la ka tonbé tonbé – The night is falling falling
Ti zwèzo ka pozé – The small birds are settling down
Sèpan mòdi chanté – The cursed Snakes are singing

Karésé mwen – Massage me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Lanmè-a ka gémi – The Sea is moaning
La lune-lan ka frémi – The Moon has goosebumps
Kokotyé ka palé – The Palm trees are speaking

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Ti manmay ka pléré – The Children are crying
Lom-lan pati gérwoyé – The Men left to play war
Sang yo tout ka koulé – Their Blood are flooding

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Piano & Sounds of Violin 

Soley-la ka pléré – The Sun is crying
La lune-lan kaché – The Moon is hiding
Kokotyé ka flambé – The Palm Trees are burning

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Ti sang mwen ka mouyé – My little blood is wet
Tout kò mwen ka kriyé – My whole body is screaming
Lanmen’w ka palé mwen – Your hand is talking to me

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Latè-a ka tranblé – The land is trembling
Ouragan ka lévé – The hurricane is waking up
Lan maw ka vini – Death is coming

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

éh ah – Hey Hay
Sounds of Solo Violin 

Soley-la ka pléré – The Sun is crying
La lune-lan kaché – The Moon is hiding
Kokotyé ka flambé – The Palm Trees are burning

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Ti sang mwen ka mouyé – My little blood is wet
Tout kò mwen ka kriyé – My whole body is screaming
Lanmen’w ka palé mwen – Your hand is talking to me

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me

Latè-a ka tranblé – The Land is trembling
Ouragan ka lévé – The hurricane is waking up
Lan maw ka vini – Death is coming

Karésé mwen – Massage Me
Karésé mwen – Hug Me >>

 

 
BY: Sylvaine FRANCIS 
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