PAMM: Poplife Social ft. Symbi Roots

Thu May 18, 2017

In celebration of Haitian Heritage Month and Haitian Flag Day, PAMM presents a live performance by 11-piece band Symbi Roots, direct from Haiti, in partnership with Rhythm Foundation. Simultaneously in the auditorium, a screening of “Liberty in a Soup,” a film that reveals the origin of the “Soup Joumou” and its connection with the Haitian Revolution and Haiti’s Independence Day.

Symbi Roots brings the groundbreaking all-female rara band led by bandleader Dieuvela Etienne out of her cultural center in Port-au-Prince. The group presents rara (Haitian horn and percussion-fueled festival music) in a fresh context, building on the traditions of the style and adding in elements of chanson, jazz and pop. The girls of Symbi Roots have joined ArcadeFire for a show-stopping finale at Jacmel Carnival, they have taken their show to France and the Caribbean, and now they make their US debut at TransAtlantic Festival.

PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132