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Michelange Quay

Michelange Quay was not raised on vodou. As a product of the diaspora, Quay discovered the practice going back and visiting Haiti. Inspired by the transcendent rhythms found in both vodou and electronic music (particularly Chicago footwork), he explores a visceral connection between the two forms in his mixes that he has dubbed "electro vodou." Listen in to these wild tracks, and hear Quay himself discuss, and pound out, the beats that enrich his sound.

The extraordinarily talented multi-media artist Michelange Quay is a filmmaker, electronic musician, and professional hypnotist of Haitian origin and self-described "intradimensional citizenship." His prize winning films Eat, for This Is My Body and Gospel of the Creole Pig are contemporary cult classics that immerse their spectators in a visionary experience of sensual, political and spiritual initiation.


Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak


Radyo Shak was the independent broadcast voice of the Ghetto Biennale lakou 2015. Based in a shack in the Grand Rue Atis-Resistans compound of Port-au-Prince, Clocktower Radio's Radyo Shak broadcast Haiti's biennale happenings, from December 10-21, 2015. Radyo Shak Program Director Richard Fleming and Radyo Shak Project Director Jake Nussbaum hosted freeform radio in the bidonville, including Rara bands, interviews with locals, artists and writers, project updates, and Haitian revolutionary history over FM radio, Internet radio, and analog broadcast amplified through speakers and PA. The Kreyòl language programming from the Radyo Shak is available here: Geto Byenal: Radyo Shak (Kreyòl) In addition to the recordings archived here that were collected onsite during the biennale, Clocktower's Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak series includes additional material gathered from Haitian musicians, DJ sets, record labels, expats, artists, and more, to give our listeners a complete audio landscape of Haiti in the world today.