In the West Indies it is considered a monument.
Jacob Desvarieux, co-founder in 1979 of the Kassav 'group with Pierre-Édouard Decimus, Freddy Marshall, George Decimus, was placed in an artificial coma on Saturday July 17 at the CHU of Pointe-à-Pitre, in Guadeloupe, after having contracted the covid.
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Suffering from diabetes and having undergone a kidney transplant a few years ago, it was during a routine medical visit that Jacob Desvarieux tested positive for the coronavirus. The press release written by his production team just after his hospitalization, and relayed on social networks, reassured the many fans of the biggest promoter of zouk music in France and around the world: "
As announced yesterday in the media, Jacob Desvarieux was placed in an artificial coma to give him the necessary care.
This is a classic medical protocol.
His condition is deemed stable by his doctors, and we will have more information within 48 hours.
We thank you for not circulating false information on whatsapp in order to let the team of the University Hospital of Pointe-à-Pitre work calmly and to spare their loved ones.
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Jacob Desvarieux, who was born on November 21, 1955 in Paris, showed from an early age an exceptional disposition for musical art.
Guitarist then talented arranger, he founded at 16 years old, with his friends Francis Cauletin, Philippe Drai and Achille Ango, a rock group named with spirit: The Bad Grass ... The Weed.
It is of course the creation of Kassav '(from Creole cassave, cassava pancake) in 1979, which will make him a star of international magnitude.
In some four decades, this legendary group will release around fifteen albums and perform in the biggest ones like the Stade de France.
A medley of the most famous songs of Jacob Desvarieux, creator of the group Kassav '