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  • blog September 1, 2016

    Video Premiere: Lakou Mizik’s “Pran Ka Mwen”

    If you’re an Afropop regular, you’ve probably already heard some fresh sounds from the ebullient Haitian collective Lakou Mizik. A few months ago we were blown away by their fantastic live set at the Alliance Francaise and have had their recent … Read more »

  • blog June 3, 2016

    Artists for Peace and Justice Present “Haïti Optimiste”

    The evening of June 1, I stopped by the French Institute Alliance Francaise in Manhattan for a fundraising event billed as “Haïti Optimiste,” put on by Artists for Peace and Justice. A packed house studded with artistic stars gathered to … Read more »

  • interview May 23, 2016

    Wyclef Jean: From Vodou to Junkanoo

    Having completed its second official year, the weekend-long Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Nassau, Bahamas in May 2016, gave visitors a chance to not only experience traditional Bahamian culture, music and food, but to enjoy some of the modern manifestations of … Read more »

  • review February 19, 2016

    Ayiti Étoile Nouvelle

    On his fourth album, Ayiti Étoile Nouvelle, Haitian guitarist and songwriter Wesli slips in and out of styles and genres that span hemispheres. Released by Wes Urban Productions, the album is unified by his fleet guitar playing, steadfast percussion section and … Read more »

  • review February 18, 2016

    RAM 6: Manman m se Ginen

    The new album from Haitian misik rasin group RAM is a lengthy jaunt that crosses and encompasses many moods and styles, but maintains a consistency rooted in vodou rhythms, memorable melodies, and tasteful instrumental accompaniment. The album starts with an aggressive … Read more »

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