Drums, poetry and trance from Haiti's vodou heartlands
Chouk Bwa are a traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin (‘roots music’) ensemble. Their music rises in waves of percussion, vocals and dance with deep roots in the religious rites of West African Vodún. Their repertoire blends traditional songs with compositions by lead vocalist and poet Jean-Claude 'Sambaton' Dorvil. The celebratory power of their sound has already ignited audiences at major festivals around the world, including Roskilde, WOMAD and Amsterdam Roots.
“Enthralling… Sublime.” (fRoots)
“in the hands of these master drummers rhythms are like lyrics” (Savannah Festival)
Tickets: £12, £10 concessions