- Wed., July 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Since its inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands.
- Wed., July 13, 2016, 7:30 pm
Formed in the wake of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Lakou Mizik is a diverse collection of musicians representing a cross section of generations, faiths and musical styles. The nine members range in age from late sixties to early twenties and come from across Haiti’s musical, social, religious, and geographic spectrum.
- Wed., July 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in the heart of New York City. Formed in the summer of 2014 by Moroccan expat Samir LanGus, the group draws on the considerable talents and expertise of Hassan Ben Jaafer, a Maâlem, or master gnawa musician, originally from Fes, Morocco.