A Gourbeyre native ( Guadeloupe FWI), this woman
is a symbolic figure of the KA culture but she also was one of the carnival voices through the « Mas » group VOUKOUM.
Her ability to achieve hard and multiple tasks, as men would,
gave her this nickname AKSIDAN ( accident ), stating that she was an accident of nature. During her long and struggling life as a mother of 6 kids, she worked at many men’s jobs
such as charcoal burner, farmer and street-sweeper…
Singing was like a second chance for her , and she knew how
to take it by singing BELE ( bélè) and improvising. So carnival clearly turned out to be a natural playground for AKSIDAN taking her from festivals and concerts all over
In spite of her eighties, her characteristic voice stuck to the
minds and stamped the parades in Basse-Terre. This energy was probably a consequence of what she had been through during her childhood.
With the album « Lokans é rèpriz » and
till the end…she really is a mark on our culture.