Archive: Mizik Ayiti! Summer Concert with Brother High

A Summer Solstice with Brother High
June 21, 2013

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Now in its second year, HCX presented the up-tempo band Brother High for the first Mizik Ayiti! summer concert of 2013.  Presented in collaboration with FAB Alliance as part of Make Music NY, which occurs annually on the summer solstice, June 21st. Cuyler Gore Park in Fort-Greene, Brooklyn was a pleasant setting for an afternoon of music, children’s activities and community.

Brother High opened the concert with their infectious RARA music, which is typically played during Easter week in Haiti and features a combination of drums, metal trumpets & bamboo horns.   Children and adults joined in on the procession led by a large multi-colored flag and danced throughout the park, flowing to the rhythms of the musicians, over chalk drawings and between hula hoopers. A dazzling display of summer celebration! It was a hot day, the longest of the year, but the vibe created by Brother High set the tone for the remainder of the evening’s concerts, which included a rock band, funk group, and ended with the powerful sound of the Afro-Brazilian drums led by the all female troupe BATALA.

Check out a few pictures from the concert here.

The Mizik Ayiti! Summer Concert Series was conceived as a platform for musicians of all genres to perform in NYC.  Often featuring musicians who may not have many opportunities to perform, the series occurs annually during the summer months.

Our next concert will take place on Saturday, July 20th and will feature guitarists Tit Pascal & Talie Cerin at FiveMyles Gallery. Click here for more information.

By Régine M. Roumain
Executive Director, Haiti Cultural Exchange

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