Friday, July 15th, 6PM – 10PM
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
The July edition of Big Night in Little Haiti is your deep roots music night out: a FREE concert in the plaza by legendary racine mizik (roots music) group Boukan Ginen.
Boukan Ginen is a revered mizik rasin band originally formed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Boukan is the kreyol word for bonfire. Ginen is a specific Haitian name for the ancestral home of enslaved Africans. Boukan Ginen won the prize for best carnival song at the 1991 Carnival in Port-au-Prince, for their performance of Pale Pale W. The group was suppressed by the then military authority, and they fled Haiti for their lives to the US. In 1994, Boukan Ginen became the third Haitian musical group to receive the Prix Decouverte from Radio France International. The group features key members lead singer Eddy Francois, and bass player Richard Laguerre.
Also at the Center:
Music between sets by Mizikpam.com, your online Haitian radio station and DJ Moses
Hands-on art activities for children
Mural project by MLK Community artists
Arts and crafts vendors
Nature Discovery, an interactive gallery “exhibit” that kids have created
Food & Drinks from Spuntino
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance (225 NE 59 Street) will be open (FREE), and features metal work of Serge Jolimeau, found object sculpture of Lionel St Eloi and paintings from Gerard Fortune.
7:30PM, Urban Tour Host invites you on a historic walking tour of Little Haiti, departing from the Caribbean Marketplace at NE 59 Terrace and NE 2 Avenue. Info at 305-416-6868
Moksha Gallery and Boutique and Pleiadian Lounge (228 NE 59 Street) is open to the public 6PM – 10PM.
10PM – After show concert and party at 7th Circuit Studios featuring the Moksha Family Roots Collective, an allstar group that features Brandon Bizzy Hollemon (Purple Popcorn), Demetrius Brown (Manchild),Soul Flower, Ryan Cacolici (Nagchampyons), Bagga Traxx, Harry Lecounte, Ryan Baker, Rene Bailey and more, plus special guest performance by Mecca AKA Grimo. DJ Moses, Live painting by Margaret Accurso, photography exhibit y Andrew Nathanson, and VJ Care. ($10, 18+)