Grand Baton - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. - 718-636-4100
Fort Greene, NY 11217
Description: Combining the traditional gwo ka drum rhythm of its native Guadeloupe with electric guitars and bass-heavy grooves, this self-described "voodoo rock band" creates adventurous Caribbean-inflected prog rock. With lyrics in Creole, Grand Baton blends Guadeloupean folk music and modern electronica; the ensemble's forthcoming album moves further into computer-generated dubstep beats while maintaining its Caribbean roots.