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Chouk Bwa Libète (Haiti)

Drums, poetry and trance from Haiti's vodou heartlands

Chouk Bwa Libète are a traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin (‘roots music’) ensemble bringing together the essence of Haitian Vodou without unnecessary frills. 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 

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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