Madison World Music Festival
Presented By Wisconsin Union Theater
Lakou Mizk | Workshop: 3pm | Concert 8:30pm
Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational Haitian group that formed after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Their music reflects the African, French, Caribbean and US influences that collide in Haiti. They are united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world.
Music is at the core of Haiti’s sense of identity, and musicians have always played an important role in society, both in documenting the country’s history and helping to shape its path forward. Today, a young generation of artists is keeping this tradition alive, narrating the world they live in through music that is made in their neighborhoods, villages and post-earthquake camps. Lakou Mizik brings together these musical generations in celebration of the cultural continuum while using Haiti’s deep well of creative strength to shine a positive light on this tragically misrepresented country.
Their latest album "HaitiaNola" explores Haiti's connections to New Orleans.
Workshop: Kids' Workshop: Basic Haitian Rhythms & Dance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Madison World Music Festival is a virtual event! Sign up to receive email reminders about workshops and concerts.
The 2020 Madison World Music Festival is proud to be a member of the Consortium of World Music Presenters and participate in Global Music Month 2020.