The Grammy-nominated Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans, acclaimed for its fusion of traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae, is scheduled to appear on March 8 at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place.
Joined by internationally recognized Haitian singer Emeline Michel, the band performs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35.
Boukman Eksperyans is a mizik rasin band from Port-au-Prince. The band derives its name from Dutty Boukman, a vodou priest who led a religious ceremony in 1791 that is widely considered the start of the Haitian Revolution. The other half of the band's name, "Eksperyans", is the Kreyol word for "experience," and was inspired by the band's appreciation of the music of Jimi Hendrix.
Miramar, named after the Miramar district of Havana, Cuba, is an incredibly diverse South Florida city between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Among its 122,041 residents are Jamaicans, Colombians, Cubans, Dominicans and Haitians.
Learn more about the band at http://www.boukmaneksperyans.com.
Concert info: http://www.miramarculturalcenter.org