Come early for a Haitian lounge party and Haitian drumming demo at 6pm in the Marquee lounge!
From the rural community of Petite Rivière Bayonnais, these musical masters showcase the enthralling percussion, dance, and call-and- response singing of Haiti.
Chouk Bwa play mizik rasin, properly authentic Haitian roots music – heavily percussive, adorned with call-and-response vocals, and infused with the scent and sensibility of voodoo. It’s music that refuses to obscure their homeland’s deep African heritage. As they themselves declare, these are rhythms that were “torn from Africa and secretly replanted in a new land”. But this “replanting” sowed a new identity. As such, the music of Chouk Bwa is a proud statement of Haitian culture, of a nation that’s known the hardest of times but whose spirit remains as tough as those ancient drums.
SAT NOV 9 | 8PM | $18, $15 MEMBERS (+$3 at the door)