Julie Mourillon launches new album

Cover of the new album. Photo: Facebook

Julie Mourillon, one of the pioneers of cadence-lypso, has launched his latest album.

The album is called “Ba Mwen Nouvel.”

Mourillon started his musical career with the band Exile One and together acted as one of the pioneers of cadence-lypso. That style of music dominated the dance music scene in Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe and other French Creole islands during the 1970’s. This brought Dominica’s music to international appreciation.

Mourillion started his solo career in in the 1980’s and has taken his music to different directions including reggae, soca, bouyon, cadence and merengue. He has toured Africa, Europe, USA, the Caribbean and the Pacific. He has worked with musicians in Paris, reggae band Third World and superstar Jimmy Cliff.

The album is being distributed by Debs Music.

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19 Comments

  1. shy guy
    April 14, 2012

    thanks for sharing..uptown rebel..a little background info always helps..peace.

  2. December 13, 2011

    Nice. A pioneers of Dominica national music Cadencelypso.God Luck Julie.

  3. December 13, 2011

    JULIE HAS A NICE SONG ABOUT DOMINICA,it goes like this(paie ya moi ki belle ki ni toute biten ou te ka envie en paradi,YOU WOUNLDNT HEAR THis ON DBS,THIS RADIO STATION DOESNT KNOW HOW to RECOQNIZE THEIR OWN PEOPLE,THEY DID JEFF THE SAME,WHEN HE DEAD THEY STARTED PLAYS HIS music.REASON WHY THE YOUNG GENERATION DOES KNOW MUCH ABOUT THESE GUYS.

  4. Rabbit Ears
    December 13, 2011

    Didn’t Julie do a stint with Alpha Blondie? I remember going to one of their concerts years ago, and I am almost certain he was with the band. Somebody, correct me if I am wrong.

    • UPTOWN REBEL!!!.
      December 13, 2011

      Yes, you are absolutely right….It was Julie who put that Band together for Alpha Blondie…..That Brother is talented and dynOmite I tell you.(lol)

      • Rabbit Ears
        December 13, 2011

        I remember the band being made up mostly of Dominicans. That was back in the 80s. I remember Jno-Baptiste (from Layou) was on bass (I think), Jose Shillingford was on drums and there was Julie on guitar (I think). It was a really good concert. I was invited back stage with the band after the show. I don’t think I have seem more smoke from weed as I saw that night.

  5. commentator
    December 13, 2011

    Taking a casual back seat. Sometimes just listening and observing can pay dividends. But I have been in the background. Julie is a long time friend.

  6. commentator
    December 13, 2011

    In fact Julie played guitar for Swinging Stars before joining any of those bands.

  7. forreal
    December 12, 2011

    wow is he filling the void that jeff left,i know you all will say that they were there before jeff and they were the pioneers,but still it just seem so right,we have not heard from them for so long.

    • REBEL..with a cause.
      December 13, 2011

      Where have you been?…..

  8. no name no warrant
    December 12, 2011

    hhmm..these comments are real deep..I wonder who are they coming from..?!

  9. Cadence-lypso
    December 12, 2011

    I remember watching Julie carve serrations on a bamboo stick in Vieille Case. He then used it as a percussion instrument by sliding two sticks along the serrations while rythmically chanting “Zandolie pa ni deux pat… Zandolie pa ni deux pat”

    That’s music from the soul, heart and hands.

    Thanks Julie!!!

  10. dealated
    December 12, 2011

    Awesome Julie!!!! Ba Mwen Nouvel.

    Can someone post the information for Debs Music so I can order my copy?

    Thanks

  11. batu/stepping razor
    December 12, 2011

    Wooden Stool…That was not a band that Ced Rock little brother was singing for? Yah boy! In those days SMA had a set of fellas who loved playing music: Gordon, Fitzroy,Anison, Gregory and his brother Sinky, Glen John, Patto Aaron, Masterlin, Kelly, Pat Patrice, Ollie Cruikshank and his brother Marcel, Kremlin, Vivian Wallace. Mark Marie was Gordon good friend.
    So class going on eh, and Everlasting had just come out wit that song: Hol’ me dahlin’ Everlasting, Leh we jump and drink our rum. Everlasting hol’strain…hol strain!! an Julie running past Room 103…Hol’Strain…Hol’ Strain. So since SMA Julie love his music.

  12. December 12, 2011

    Julie mourillon started his musical career with “Boys and Dem” then he walkout in a practice and head strait to Wooden Stool, from there he went with Exile One, i always remember that,I was a band house rat.just adding a little color to the picture.
    good Luck Julie;

    • REBEL..with a cause.
      December 12, 2011

      Yep….True dat……And not very long after that came … “Voltage Four”….Remember who were the members?,,,(lol)….

      Then the came the big bad…Exile One….The creators of Cadence Lypso…..

      Peace!….One Love….n…..All the best to you.

      REBEL!!!.

      • REBEL..with a cause.
        December 12, 2011

        Sorry…..That was in response to “Batu”…. and you “Ose” as well….

        Peace!.

  13. UPTOWN REBEL!!!.
    December 12, 2011

    Congratulations Julie…and…All the best with the launching of this new album….
    You always made good music anyway.

    You guys know that word “whooeyee”?…Well it was Julie who penned that….Julie invented that word, and infused it in songs.
    “Hey ,Julie, we need a word for this song”…..Julie would reply,,”whooeyee”!…And that friends,was the beginning of that word….

    But all jokes aside,Julie is a great musician and a very good songwriter…He is also a cool dude…with a smile, not too far away.

    Seasons greetings my brother. Peace, and all the very best to you….

    One Love, my Friend.

    UPTOWN REBEL!!!.

  14. Conscious
    December 12, 2011

    Congrats to Julie.

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