The Tolalito Music team is excited to announce the release of the single “Donky” by Richy Jay and Gino Zokot. This Afro-Rabòday style song brings together the talents of these Montreal-based artists of Haitian origin.
With the song “Donky,” they unite for the first time, creating a piece filled with artistic and historical references that showcase their cultural imprints and musical influences.
Written in Haitian Creole, “Donky” captures the essence of summer with its infectious and danceable rhythms. The song’s lyrics playfully incorporate well-balanced wordplay, inviting listeners to let loose and enjoy themselves.
It pays tribute to the late Haitian musician Jean Gesner Henry, also known as “Coupé Cloué,” the king of Konpa Manba, who passed away in 1998. The artists add their flavor to the well-known melody of “Donki,” infusing it with energetic Rabòday rhythms.
They also incorporate elements of the popular African musical genre “Koupe Dekale,” paying homage to the late Ivorian artist DJ Arafat, known as the king of coupé-décalé.
The instrumental piece is produced by Beat By SV and DJ Snake Haiti, with voice recording and mastering handled by Dany El Pana from Studio 7 Recordz. The result is a vibrant and festive track that showcases the pure entertainment and excitement of Richy Jay and Gino Zokot’s music.
“Donky” is now available on all online music platforms, and the artists are currently working on its music video. Get ready to groove and be captivated by the irresistible rhythms of “Donky” as Richy Jay and Gino Zokot invite you to join them on this musical journey.
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