PAMM: Poplife Social ft. Symbi Roots

Tue 18 May, 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.

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

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