SOUNDS OF HAITI 2016: Lakou Mizik – The Trailer

Lakou Mizik – The Trailer has arrived!

On April 1st 2016, Cumbancha Discovery will release the debut album from Haitian roots-revival band Lakou Mizik. Following their triumphant performance at GlobalFest in NYC the ensemble ignited a wave of interest and a rave review from the New York Times. Lakou Mizik came together after the devastating Haitian earthquakes of 2010 and their members span both generations and genres. They draw on the rhythms of Vodou, embrace rap, incorporate the horns of rara carnival music and underpin their the soaring distinctive harmonies and call and response vocals with exultant dance grooves. To get a deeper insight into the story behind this unique coalition of Haitian singers and players check the lovely video below.

Watch this space for a few more words on the album.

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher / Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine / Editor - L FM : Broadcasting In A Pandemic - Gilles Peterson (Worldwide FM) / Publisher: From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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