Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00pm CFA Courtyard [Rain Location: Crowell Concert Hall] FREE!
Dance to the powerful New World Soul rhythms of Zili Misik! Based in Boston, the all-female group was founded by Kera M. Washington '95, who was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Hand Drumming Competition. The band traces their roots to five countries and three continents, and has been bridging cultures since 2005, opening for artists such as Boukman Eksperyans and Zap Mama. Reconnecting Haitian and Jamaican roots music with the West African influences in Brazilian samba, Cuban son, and American neo soul, Zili Misik's original creations and traditional folksongs feature five vocalists singing lyrics in English, Kreyol, Portuguese, and Spanish over trombone, sax, piano, bass, guitar, drums, and percussion.
Tickets for Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are on sale now. Purchase tickets online here. The rest of the 2016-2017 season at the Center for the Arts will be announced in August. The Wesleyan University Box Office opens for walk-up and phone sales at 860-685-3355 on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.