Gérard Tarquin was born in Paris in a creole family. He received his first clarinet lessons from the legendary martinican musician Eugène Delouche. Gérard Tarquin is still very active with the band "Les Haricots Rouges". Yet, he always had a secret dream: to dedicate a complete recording session to the french West Indies music. That is why he assembled a regular band with some of the best biguines and mazurkas freaks. The result is this CD. Wherever you'll see Coeur de Chauffe billed, all over the world, you'd better move your body over to the party, forget your spleen, and enjoy!