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Lakou Mizik

Lakou Mizik

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Location: Transformer Station

About The Event

Part of Ohio City Stages 2016

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. Each has a powerful story to tell: the young poet who survived a ferry disaster that claimed up to 1500 lives—floating in the ocean for 3 days on the back of a bloated cow carcass before being rescued; the church singer whose home was destroyed in the earthquake and whose Christian faith led her to initially resist singing vodou lyrics; the elder statesman of racine, or roots, music whose deep knowledge of vodou rhythms makes him a living encyclopedia of Haitian culture; the guitarist and singer seeking to emerge from the shadow of his famous father and define his own musical legacy. While each member of Lakou Mizik has a unique tale to tell, they stand 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 world.

Performing Arts 2016–2017 season sponsor  
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Medical Mutual
 

 

Contributing sponsors  
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Great Lakes Brewing Company
 
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Ohio City Incorporated

 

Patron sponsors
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Dominion Foundation
 Sears-Swetland Family Foundation

 

Special thanks to
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Lutheran Hospital
 
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Hinge Town Ohio City
 
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Cleveland Vibrator Company