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Saturday, May 21, 2016 Favoriting
Lakou Mizik: Vibrant Sounds of Haiti
Live Session and Interview with Video

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Lakou Mizik is a multi-generational pan-Haitian all-star band. The nine members brilliantly blend vodou percussion, rara street music, troubadour traditions, konpa dance music and lots more. Lakou Mizik came together with a serious mission to send a positive message after their country's cataclysmic 2010 earthquake - but they're also all about fun. They'll be spreading the musical message soon on a North American tour to support their stellar debut album Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha):

They have a big show opening for Baaba Maal at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on June 16th. They'll perform as part of a benefit for the Artists Institute of Jacmel, Haiti at Florence Gould Hall in midtown on June 1st. And of course tonight on WFMU: Lakou Mizik's Garden State debut.

Plus - watch the video of the performance on this page!

Lakou Mizik’s June / July North American tour dates are at

Credits for tonight’s show:

Lakou Mizik is:

Steeve Valcourt: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Jonas Attis: Lead Vocals
Nadine Remy: Lead Vocals
Sanba Zao: Percussion / Vocals
Woulele Marcelin: Percussion / Vocals
Lamarre Junior: Bass
Belony Beniste: Accordion
Peterson Joseph (Tipiti): Cornet (konet) / Percussion
James Carrier (Ti Malis): Cornet (konet) / Percussion
Zach Niles: Manager

Special thanks to Joe Adler and Jacob Edgar from the band's label, Cumbancha.

Video recording and production by our illustrious videographers, Ruth Hayduk with Bridget Murray.
Audio recording by our illustrious engineers, Rob Christiansen with David Satkowski.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Garmarna: Euchari Favoriting / Vengeance / Northside (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Heron Oblivion: Suddent Lament Favoriting / Heron Oblivion / Sub Pop / * (0:04:23 Pop-up)
GIG: Thurs May 26 at WFMU's Monty Hall (and um also May 28 at Union Pool in Brooklyn but you want to go to Monty Hall, don't you?!

June Tabor and Oysterband: Seven Curses Favoriting / Ragged Kingdom / Topic (0:08:08 Pop-up)

Mild Mannered Rebel (featuring Mavrothi Kontanis): Ear to the Sky Favoriting / Ear to the Sky (0:12:43 Pop-up)
GIG: TOMORROW: Broome St. Between Allen and Eldridge Streets: The World’s Only (we’re told) Greek Jewish Festival. Featuring music by: Elias Ladino Ensemble at noon Pontic Firebird at 1 pm Noga Group at 2 pm New York Andalus Ensemble at 4 pm Rebetika with Mavrothi Kontanis at 5 pm Plus food and kid / family activities.

The Feringhees: Shikarokti Favoriting (0:14:55 Pop-up)

Feufollet: Questions sans Réponses Favoriting / Two Universes / Feufollet Records (0:18:17 Pop-up)

Mor Karbasi: El Pastor Favoriting / Daughter of the Spring / Le Chant Du Monde (0:26:20 Pop-up)

Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty: Chernobyl Favoriting / Night Songs From A Neighboring Village / Oriente Musik ‎ (0:31:01 Pop-up)
GIG: June 3-16 (Fri-Thurs) La MaMa E.T.C. (First Floor Theater), 74a East Fourth St, East Village: Yara Arts presents: "Dark Night Bright Stars": a multimedia performance that recreates the encounter of Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet and painter, and Ira Aldridge, African-American actor, in 1858: Conceived and Directed by Virlana Tkacz. Featuring music by Julian Kytasty.

Rokia Traoré: Ne So Favoriting / Ne So / Nonesuch (0:38:44 Pop-up)

Leila Gobi: Fulbey Favoriting / Leila / Clermont (0:39:47 Pop-up)

Youssou N'Dour: Ndobine Favoriting / Live in Athens 1987 / Real World / * (0:46:56 Pop-up)
GIG: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House TONIGHT at 8 pm.

Birahim: Fum Ma Jem Favoriting / From Medina / Prince Arts (0:55:38 Pop-up)

Lakou Mizik: Prayer / Welcome Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:07:29 Pop-up)

Lakou Mizik: Peze Kafe (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:17:20 Pop-up)

Lakou Mizik: Wa Di Yo (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:25:53 Pop-up)

Lakou Mizik: Panama'm Tonbe (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:37:00 Pop-up)

Lakou Mizik: Zao Pile Tè (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:47:21 Pop-up)

Lakou Mizik: Is Fa Ti Bo (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:55:53 Pop-up)

Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra: Salilento Favoriting / AHEO / Glitterbeat / * (2:03:37 Pop-up)
Featuring Sanba Zao and Woulele who are also in Lakou Mizik (official release date is June 24)

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem: Happy Hour Favoriting / Mezcla / Glitterbeat / * (2:09:08 Pop-up)
GIG: Lincoln Park, corner of South Broadway and McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY: M.A.K.U Soundsystem. Daytime event - time TBA.

La Inédita: Chicha Chicha Favoriting / Chichamuffin / Dosis (2:14:44 Pop-up)
GIGs: June 4 at Aviv in Brooklyn, June 7 at Garcia's in Port Chester, July 12th at Stage 48 in Midtown; more area shows in June and July TBA.

Chacalon: Pueblo Chiquito Favoriting / El Inmortal: Un ciego Mas Vol. 2 / Horoscopo (2:18:59 Pop-up)

Vilma Sanchez: Decepcionada Favoriting (2:22:14 Pop-up)

Adam Rudolph: Sonic Mandala: Part One (Invitation) Favoriting / Sonic Mandala (2:31:44 Pop-up)

Er lù chuàngzuò yìshù gōng liáo - Truku indigenous people’s ensemble, from the Gongliao District of Taiwan: Medley (edited) Favoriting / 2015 Winter East Festival (unreleased) (2:40:26 Pop-up)
GIG: Passport to Taiwan Festival tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at Union Square Park north, 17th St.

Musicians from New Guinea: Gomkail Favoriting / Various Artists: Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea: Madang / Windim Mambu / Mego / * (2:45:14 Pop-up)

Horn Ensemble (Congo): Bi-Witi Horns Favoriting / Various Artists: African Gems / SWP / * (2:48:49 Pop-up)

Balvina Ramos and Gaby Kerpel: Tira Torito Favoriting / Tira Torito / Sura (2:51:52 Pop-up)

Niyaz: Woman Favoriting / The Fourth Light / Six Degrees (2:57:46 Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm maestroso:

Hi Rob! the newest Garmarna CD is pretty great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Rob W:

Good evening Bas and everyone. Maestroso - there's a new Garmarna cd - ?! Did not know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm maestroso:

Yup. 2016 release on Westpark. Just called Garmarna 6.
  6:26pm nickrhombi:

greetings all. i am perplexed by the playlist. - can someone please tell me what teh opener was after the transpasicifsoundparadise intro? - many thanks.
  6:31pm Steve:

Garmanna is back? See if we can get Vartinna of Valrvon back or those other great Northside records bands back great show as usual
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Rob Weisberg:

nickrhombi: the opener was the Garmarna track, Euchari.
Avatar 6:33pm Scraps deSelby:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm maestroso:

@Steve Varttina has a new CD called "Viena". Mari Kaasinen, Susan Aho and Karoliina Kantolina featured. It's also pretty great.
  6:46pm nickrhombi:

yeahhhh! thats it! - great bass! - thanks rob! (i searched 'feufollet' for some reason.)
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:51pm Bas NL:

Wow! This is a great Youssou N'Dour track!
  7:06pm Steve:

Thanks maestro I'll check it out
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Enjoying the show tonight, Rob. Thanks to you and the crew for putting this together. Also, thanks and good luck to the performers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Rob W:

Thanks Ken on behalf of everyone!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Bas NL:

Thanks Lakou Mizik! Great session!
Avatar 8:09pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Rob and all the listeners
Avatar 8:14pm Richard from Venezuela:

Thus Maku soundsystem is so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm ! I X Key !:

  8:51pm Will:

Hiya Rob, greetings from the backwater (Prov) where we are so very proud to host Lakou Mizik along with Afro-Cuban Orchestra (and, somehow, Screaming Females!) at the upcoming PVDFest 2016. My summer is made.
  8:57pm LInda Lee:

what a gorgeous show tonight Rob. thanks so much.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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