Lakou Mizik bring their Roots and Soul Revue to Dance Place in Brookland for One Night only: April 23

Lakou Mizik, from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, present one night of deeply danceable grooves drawing influence from the African, French, Caribbean and American influences at work in Haiti.

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 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.

About Dance Place

Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences, and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational programs. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland / Edgewood neighborhood in Washington, DC.

WHAT: Lakou Mizik Haitian Music Performance

WHO: Lakou Mizik (from Port-au-Prince, Haiti)

WHEN: Saturday, April 23 at 8pm

WHERE: Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE, Washington DC 20017. Metro: Brookland-CUA (Red Line)

TICKETS: $15 – $30. Book online at danceplace.org or call 202.269.1600
For more information visit www.danceplace.org or call 202.269.1600

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