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Join Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Haiti Cultural Exchange in celebrating Haitian Heritage Month this May with Mizik Ayiti!  


Saturday, May 4
2:30 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
We’ll be in the Osborne Garden. See details here »

About The Artist
Tiga Jean-Baptiste began drumming at a very young age at various events in Haiti with his father Bonga, master of the Haitian drum. With the help of famed Haitian Jazz saxophonist Thurgot Théodat, he soon began to master a variety of Haitian wind instruments; as well as the Australian didgeridoo and the Mbira from the Shona people of Zimbabwe. 

Staying true to his Haitian roots, Tiga has worked with many of Haiti’s most respected artists, including Emeline Michel, Jean-Paul Bourelly and Bonga. He has also successfully ventured outside of tradition, performing with artists from Zimbabwe: Thomas Mapfumo, Stella Chiweshe and Chiwoniso Maraire. He has blessed the stage with Grammy award winning artists John Legend, Grace Jones and Wyclef Jean.  

With his band this artist’s versatility radiates. Tchaka, a traditional Haitian dish, is created by mixing various ingredients together. The band is a mix of Haitian as well as Shona music from Zimbabwe, or “Shona Kreyòl.”  The myriad styles Tiga has mastered are blended to create a rich musical landscape, as delicious and satisfying as the dish. Get ready for some Feel Good Music! 

Feel Good Music!  

Tiga Jean-Baptiste with Sebastian Cruz, Syl DuBenion, Jojo Kuo & Markus Schwartz 


About Haiti Cultural Exchange

Haiti Cultural Exchange is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. Our programs in the arts, education and public affairs raise awareness of social issues and foster cultural understanding within and beyond the Haitian community.  


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