Join Haiti Cultural Exchange Thursday, November 2nd for Mizik Ayiti! First Thursdays featuring Foula.
7:30pm An n Pale (Let’s Talk) — a conversation with the artists
Foula has an extensive performance history, presenting their highly original and artistic take on Vodou Jazz at festivals and concert halls throughout Haiti, the Caribbean, the US and beyond, but the chance to experience a reunion of this musical legacy has become exceedingly rare.
This incarnation of the band features 3 original Foula members: Gaston (Bonga) Jean-Baptiste (tanbou/percussion/vocals) Jean-Raymond Giglio aka Sanba Kebyesou (tanbou/percussion/vocals) Yves (Chico) Boyer (bass/percussion/vocals) Along with two long-time collaborators and perennial Foula disciples; Paul Austerlitz (sax/clarinet/flute), and Markus Schwartz (drumkit/tanbou/ percussion).
This performance of Foula’s music is dedicated to the great composer and musicologist Wilfred “Tido” Lavaud, who “crossed over” in 2020, as well as to Foula member Thurgot Theodat, currently residing in France.
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RSVPs not required, but highly recommended. Entry is first come, first served, so please make sure to come early if you’d like to grab a spot!