When: Tue., April 18, 7 p.m. 2017
The Haitian music collective Lakou Mizik is an example of beauty rising from the ashes. In the wake of the island’s destructive 2010 earthquake, musician Steeve Valcourt, singer Jonas Attis and American producer Zach Niles assembled a group of top-notch players, ranging from the well established to up-and-coming talent. Banding together through voice, horn, drums, guitar and accordion, the multigenerational group aims to spread a message of pride, strength and hope to fellow Haitians and listeners around the world. Upbeat numbers from its 2016 album Wa Di Yo lift spirits at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Local Latin-jazz ensemble Mogani open.