His gwoka experience
In 1972 he decided to stop ballroom music to devote himself entirely to gwoka research. In this field he made his debut with Guy KONKET as "Respondè". Subsequently he joined the group KAFÉ KA LÉVÉ as a flutist, in which he remained for 10 years. It was for him a very rewarding period where he studied the scales and the harmonies of the gwoka, as well as the different rhythms.
He started to go to the mortuary evenings of all the Great Earth and then the various Swaré Léwòz. He has rubbed shoulders with the older ones in particular a cousin of his Father: Robert LOYSON; and Gérard JOSEPH-LOCKEL, his aunt's brother-in-law. Not to mention, CHABEN who was a friend of the family, VELO, Sergius GEOFFROY, Esnard BOISDUR, Kristen AIGLE, Gérard POMER, GAGUY, LINLIN, CARNOT, DÉLOS and many others, including MANDINGUE (Frantz TRIVAL), who taught him the different rhythms of gwoka ...
He left the group of KAFÉ to set up a small formation, "KATOURÉ", with his sister and pupil, Marie-Line DAHOMAY. Once again he was one of the leaders and one of the leading composers and arrangers. For 5 years they were able to play in Guadeloupe, Martinique, the United States (Louisiana) and Cuba (Festival del Fuego).
In 2003 he had the second instrumental biguine prize organized by Freddy MARSHAL at the Center des Arts in Pointe-à-Pitre, with a biguine-ka entitled "An ba on pyé mango".
Capture for RFO Television with the KATOURÉ group
Before the rehearsal of the Kafé-Ka-Lévé group.
From left to right Christian Amour, Christian DAHOMAY and Kafé.