Thursday, June 24, 2010
Uhuru Afrika's JUMP! returns this Friday, June 25, 2010 (10:30pm - 2 am) with special guest ZILI MISIK!!
Where: Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA
When: 10:30 pm til 2 am!!
Cost: $10 Door (discounted tix ($5) from 1:30am onwards)
Uhuru Afrika's JUMP Returns!!!
With resident urban griots: Adam Gibbons & Max Pela
With Malian master percussionist Sidy Maiga and Visual Artist Jay Medina.
and very special guest:
Zili Misik has been bridging cultures, generations, and continents for ten years. With captivating sounds that evoke the African continent, Zili retraces routes of forced exile and cultural resistance through diasporic rhythm and song. Powerful Haitian, Brazilian and West African rhythms infuse Zili's original creations and traditional folksongs. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz and neo soul, Zili Misik honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely its own.
All female, zili takes its name from Haitian spiritual entity, "Ezili" who is envisaged as mother, lover, and warrior. Zili's songs are sensual, political, self-reflective, positive, and invoke love. Zili's lyrics glide seamlessly from English to Kreyol to Portuguese to Spanish, spinning tales and visions of lives lived and yet to be.
More about Zili Misik:
-Winner of the 2008 Boston Music Awards for "Outstanding International Act of the Year", as well as Boston Phoenix and FNX's Boston Best World Music Band 2008 and 2009! Also, winner of ROCKRGRL's and Berklee College of Music's BATTLE of the All-FEMALE BANDS 2007
-featured on an episode of national tv PBS' "Design Squad"! Other features include airplay on the BBC's and NPR's Afro Pop Worldwide in April 2008, as well as being highlighted in a full-page article in the March/April 2008 issue of national Color Lines Magazine.
-has toured with State Radio and Tony Brown; has performed with Queen Ifrica and Queen Omega; has opened for Emeline Michel, Shaggy, Boukman Eksperyans, and ZAP MAMA.