This was my first band.
Tonton Macoute was like the Haitian Gestapo, the boogeyman. I guess in true post-punk fashion we picked a name that was somehow cute but also a bit scary. A sweet name for a horrible militia.
Our first album will be re-released this year through GRV discos, as part of the project i-Raridades. They won the first prize for a government grant to preserve the cultural memory of Brasilia. Good job!
Tonton Macoute was:
- João MacDowell: vocals, programming.
- Cláudia Otero: keyboards, piano, vocals.
- Maurício Lagos: bass
- Flama Mossri: trumpet
- Tida Couto: percussion
- Dedé: bass
You can read a review (in Portuguese) and also listen to some tracks at: Overmundo.