By Light touch or front intake, suggested or clearly displayed, Caribbean appears implicit in whole discography Anthony Joseph. From the furious trance of Bird Head Song to the most successful Time, she resonates in each of its albums. Today, what was then a thread, an anchor with which he did not lose his cap, the poet-novelist-musician-speaker decided to make a communication cable. A powerful link, that play distances and braving the sea,would unite the island to that of his brothers of the French Antilles. Those who, just a few miles from him, dancing to the sound of tumbélé or Mendé, when, towards Port Spain, is slumming soca and calypso rhythms. Driven always by a deep and powerful black identity, Anthony Joseph returns to his roots with “Caribbean Roots”, new album under the artistic direction of Roger Raspail, Caribbean percussionist who flattered skins for Cesaria Evora, Papa Wemba or unavoidable Kassav ‘.
Follower of the reboot of his musical matrix, Anthony, as he had already done by dispersing his Spasm Band and his Rubber Band, starting from scratch with a gleaming training, thought as a brewing between musicians from Guadeloupe and Trinidad. The meeting between two islands that now make more than one and where the identity of each does not dilute overall but, on the contrary, help to make a richer and more resistant alloy.