Lakou Mizik: Haitian Roots & Grooves - Concert/Dance Party

Saturday, April 22, 2017
08:00 PM
509 Atlantic Ave at corner 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, New York
$25; $21 students, seniors

Event Details

Lakou Mizik ("Music from the Homeland") is a powerhouse multigenerational collective from Haiti that blends twoubadou, vodou, rara carnival music, and urban soul. With such legends as master drummer Sanba Zao, and rising stars Steeve Valcourt and Jonas Attis, the group performs an exhilarating mix of traditional and modern roots music. The members of Lakou Mizik range in age from the early twenties to the late sixties and come from across Haiti's musical, social, religious, and geographic spectra. Formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake, they communicate a message of pride, strength and hope. This concert is dedicated to master drummer Frisner Augustin, who was a major force in preserving and popularizing Haitian music in the US.

+ 7:00pm pre-concert talk with ethnomusicologist Lois Wilcken and Steeve Valcourt, singer and guitarist with Lakou Mizik

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