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Bandwagon Summer Series: Lakou Mizik
May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Stage’s family-friendly Bandwagon Summer Series features free admission for kids under 12, and a dedicated kids’ play zone.
Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, 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 the world.
Music is at the core of Haiti’s sense of identity, and musicians have always played an important role in society, both in documenting the country’s history and helping to shape its path forward. Today, a young generation of artists is keeping this tradition alive, narrating the world they live in through music that is made in their neighborhoods, villages and post-earthquake camps. Lakou Mizik brings together these musical generations in celebration of the cultural continuum while using Haiti’s deep well of creative strength to shine a positive light on this tragically misrepresented country.
The Bandwagon Summer Series is a family-friendly outdoor cultural performance series running from early May through mid-October. Support for the series is provided by VTDigger, Oak Meadow, Whetstone Craft Beers, Barr Hill, Mad River Distillers, The Porch Café & Catering, Halyard Brewing Co., and the Brattleboro Reformer.