November 14, 11:00 amView All Events
For ticketing information, please contact our box office Wednesday – Friday, 12 – 6pm at 914-251-6200.
This performance is for school groups only.
Recommended for: Grades 5 – 12
Chouk Bwa celebrate traditional ‘mizik rasin’, properly authentic Haitian roots music – heavily percussive, adorned with call-and-response vocals, and infused with the scent and sensibility of voodoo. It’s music that refuses to obscure their homeland’s deep African heritage.
As they themselves declare, these are rhythms that were “torn from Africa and secretly replanted in a new land”, but this “replanting” sowed a new identity. As such, the music of Chouk Bwa is a proud statement of Haitian culture, of a nation that’s known the hardest of times but whose spirit remains as tough as those ancient drums.