Kanaval: Lakou Mizik in Performance

16 Jun 2022
7:00 p.m.
World Café Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104


Nine members of the mulit-generational musicians collective Lakou Mizik stand posed outside against a graffitied red brick wall. They all have dark skin and are arranged in levels, posing with their instruments.

Lakou Mizik. Photo courtesy of WXPN. 

WXPN presents the Haitian collective Lakou Mizik in a performance at World Café Live, part of the series Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & The Music of New Orleans.

The eight-piece, multigenerational Lakou Mizik uses the healing spirit of music to communicate a message of pride, strength, and hope for their country in this free performance event.

Kanaval examines Haitian influences on the music, culture, and community of New Orleans, contextualizing Haiti as a historically important nation through its considerable artistic and musical traditions.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with a DJ set by DJ J-STAR.