Event Photo Lakou Mizik

Tickets: $20 advance | $23 door

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Fri, May 6 | 8:00 pm


Co-presented with Haiti Cultural Exchange & BRIC.

BRIC House Ballroom

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Lakou Mizik

Enjoy the thrill of Lakou Mizik‘s genre-blending, defiant musical expression of Haitian pride and hope. This collective of Haitian musicians—featuring legends like master vodou drummer Sanba Zao and young stars like Steeve Valcourt and Jonas Attis—brings new life to Haitian roots music. Relish in the insistent spirit-stirring rhythms of vodou drumming, the French café lilt of the accordion, and the joyful percussive punctuation of the Rara horns—all mixed with scrappy, socially-driven lyrics and a dash of Motown swagger.

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About the Artists: Lakou Mizik

Lakou Mizik is a collective of Haitian musicians who are bringing new life to Haitian roots music. With legends like master vodou drummer Sanba Zao, and young stars like Steeve Valcourt and Jonas Attis—Lakou Mizik is a thrilling genre blending musical experience that is as hard to define as it is easy to love.  African, French, Caribbean and American influences collide in Haiti like nowhere else in the world and Lakou Mizik draws inspiration from all of them. There’s the insistent spirit stirring rhythms of vodou drumming, the French café lilt of the accordion and the joyful percussive punctuation of the Rara horns—all mixed with scrappy, socially-driven lyric writing and a dash of Motown swagger. The end result is a soulful stew of deeply danceable grooves that feels strangely familiar yet intensely new and 100% Haitian. In the wake of the earthquake of 2010, the continued barrage of negative news and images, and the repeated phrase “poorest country in the Western Hemisphere,” Lakou Mizik’s live show is a defiant musical expression of Haitian pride and hope.

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