Haitian roots music / Haiti
From its home base at the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince, RAM has toured for more than 25 years, bringing Haiti’s rasin (a.k.a. Haitian roots music) to audiences around the world. The music is a stew of Vodou lyrics and instrumentation — featuring rara horns and petro drums — along with traditional Caribbean rhythms and dance, modern rock, and lyrics sung in Haitian Kreyol and English to forge their own sound – “soul food for a troubled land” (NPR).
Sponsored by IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Saturday, Sept. 29 6th Street Tent