L'Orchestre Septentrional d'Haiti, the island's most venerable band, has been recording, touring, and playing for 66 years. Forging a pathway of its own, it has ignored common wisdom saying, to be relevant a band must adopt the latest music craze.
Septen, as the band is known by generations of fans, was launched in 1948 by merging two smaller orchestras. Avatars of Haitian music, they have produced their own unique style of percussion- and horn-driven compositions, over 500 of them. Whenever a new member joins, they are not allowed to tour until they have mastered the band's complete catalog.
Haiti is a place where one would find unique and irresistible music influenced by the country's rich culture. Orchestre Septentrional was one of those music bands who greatly made a mark to Haitians and gave rise to Haiti. This group of musicians is composed of thirteen members who are popularly known for their talent in using saxophones and trumpets in their music.