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The Mizik Ayiti! Summer Concert Series is back! Join us for our sixth year as we showcase musicians of Haitian descent and bring them to the forefront of the New York City performing arts scene. This HCX summer event occurs once a month from June through August, featuring up-and-coming artists and seasoned musicians whose music and experience connect to Haitian culture.

This second installment of this 2017 concert series will feature a performance by Fanmi Asòto (Family of the Mother Drum). The band was formed in 2014 to transmit Haitian traditions to future generations, through music, interactive workshops and activities in various aspects of Haitian culture.

Haitian traditional rhythms are very complex therefore the band adheres to the strict rules of each rhythm. The drums are played by Jean Guy “Fanfan” René, Piterson Georges, Morgan Zwerlein and Junior Leblanc; Sirène Dator Sainvil and Jude “Yatandé Bokò” Sanon are on vocals.

In the words of Sirene Dantor: “we are all children of Mother Earth and the beat of the Drum is her Heartbeat”.

DATE / TIME: Sunday, July 16th | 4 to 7pm
LOCATION: Westbrook Memorial Garden | 1233 Pacific St., Brooklyn, NY 11216 (between Bedford & Nostrand Ave., t
ake the A or C to Nostrand Ave.)
ADMISSION: $10 suggested donation.

Mizik Ayiti at Westbrook Memorial Garden is presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust (BQLT). BQLT is a nonprofit that preserves, supports, manages, and enhances 36 community gardens in Brooklyn and Queens for the benefit of the general public.

 

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