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Chouk Bwa (Haiti)

Drums, poetry and trance from Haiti's vodou heartlands

Chouk Bwa are a traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin (‘roots music’) ensemble who bring together the essence of Haitian Vodou. Their music rises in waves of percussion, vocals and dance, authentically inspired in the moment and communicating nothing but the unique joy of this shared spontaneity. With deep roots in the religious rites of West African Vodún, their repertoire blends traditional songs with compositions by lead vocalist and poet Jean-Claude 'Sambaton' Dorvil. The celebratory power of their sound has already ignited audiences at major festivals around the world, including Roskilde, WOMAD and Amsterdam Roots.

“Enthralling… sublime.” -fRoots Magazine

21 Feb      York | NCEM
22 Feb      Gateshead | Sage Gateshead

23 Feb      Milton Keynes | The Stables

24 Feb      Cambridge | Junction

25 Feb      London | Rich Mix

26 Feb      Bury St Edmunds | The Apex

27 Feb      Bristol | Colston Hall

28 Feb      Sheffield | University of Sheffield

01 Mar      Cardiff | RWCMD

03 Mar      Lincoln | Performing Arts Centre

09 Mar      Bangor | Pontio Bangor 

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