8.23.2014
Pwezi ak Mizik Anba Tonèl

Join us for our fourth annual Pwezi ak Mizik Anba Tonèl an evening of Haitian poetry and music, as part of our Mizik Ayiti! Summer Concert Series.

Our featured guests include:

Marc Arena Marc Anthony Arena is a first generation American of Haitian and Italian descent. A graduate of Wesleyan University, and the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, Arena has been writing poetry and making beats under the alias “Troubadour” since high school.
tiga7 Tiga Jean Baptiste, master to a variety of Haitian wind instruments, has traveled the world performing with artists such as Grammy award winner John Legend, and Wyclef Jean. The myriad styles Tiga has mastered are blended to create a rich musical landscape that reflects his musical talents.
Jean-Dany CAC 2 Jean Dany Joachim is a playwright as well as an author of short stories and poetry. Director of City Night Readings, a series featuring diverse poetic talents, writers and artists, his work has been published in numerous international and national anthologies and magazines.  Joachim recently published a collection of poetry, Crossroads/Chimenkwaze (2013) and Avec des Mots (2014)
latour head shot 1 Francie Latour is an award-winning Boston writer whose work explores race and identity.  Her writing has been featured in the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, The Root, and Essence. In 2012, her blog The Hyphenated Life earned the National Association of Black Journalists’ top honor for digital commentary.  Her personal blog, Caramels on Maple Street, chronicled her search for belonging raising biracial children in a rural New England town.
Drums Sherlee Skai is a singer/songwriter who discovered her talent in church.  Embracing the world music genre, Sherlee spent her teens listening to and learning traditional Haitian music as well as American pop music.  Working on her debut album and her first music video “Ou Manke’m” Sherlee is dedicated to conquering the music scene.

 

To read about 2013′s Pwezi ak Mizik CLICK HERE
To watch a video from last year’s Pwezi ak Mizik CLICK HERE

Mizik Ayiti Homepage highlight DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 / 6 to 9pm
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery | 558 St Johns Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238
ADMISSION: FREE. $10 Suggested Donation

 

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