Friday, May 18, 2018 6 PM

Boukman Eksperyans & Preservation Hall

Music Box Village
$20 Advance Tickets/ $25 Doors, $20.00-$25.00
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4557 N. Rampart, New Orleans, LA
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Kanaval Revizé: A Musical Celebration of Haitian Flag Day with Boukman Eksperyans and Preservation Hall Jazz Band! Friday, May 18th Sets at 6PM & 8PM New Orleans Airlift and Preservation Hall are back at it again in the Music Box Village on May 18th to revisit last year’s post-Jazz Fest show and commemorate Haiti's Flag Day with a special evening featuring famed Haitian Rasin musicians, Boukman Eksperyans and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Both groups truly represent their cultures in unique ways, and the Music Box Village is the perfect natural environment to encourage a union of their creativity and intention. There will be two sets, with doors opening at 6pm and 8pm. Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans is undoubtedly one of the most representative of the Haitian musical movement called Mizik Rasin (Roots Music). The sound combines traditional elements of many different styles of Haitian roots music, of religious vodou ceremonies, and of Native American and African identity mixed in a with modern instrumentation and sounds. Since 1987 Boukman Eksperyans has been sharing their musical rebellion with the world. The name of the band is the combined result of two historical figures; the Vodou Priest Boukman Dutty, who led the 1791 slave revolution at Bwa Kay Iman, and the influence of what is said to be the greatest guitarist of all time; Jimi Hendrix and his band The “Jimi Hendrix Experience”. Boukman Eksperyans is continuing the revolution of Boukman Dutty by sharing Haiti's history and struggle through social messages in song and dance. This ambitious performance and large scale collaboration features the lifetime of work of over 20 musicians from Haiti and New Orleans and is being supported and developed through the efforts and resources of The Preservation Hall Foundation, Krewe du Kanaval, Radio Gonbo Kreyol, The Pelham Hotel and New Orleans Airlift. Proceeds from the event will support a local collaboration with the Haitian Community Center of Louisiana for their 15th annual Flag Day celebration taking place on Saturday, May 19 at the Norman Playground at 3301 Eton Street on the Westbank from 2pm to 8pm featuring a performance by Boukman Eksperyans. Krewe du Kanaval was envisioned by Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall’s Creative Director, with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne from Arcade Fire, as a year-round community that seeks ongoing opportunities to highlight and celebrate the many cultural connections between Haiti and New Orleans. The organization is a Mardi Gras krewe, a mobile music event, and a celebration of Haiti and the diaspora of cultures that have enriched New Orleans' identity and arts for hundreds of years. The Krewe raises funds through memberships, tickets and donations to support the work of the Preservation Hall Foundation and KANPE - two non-profit organizations which serve important social and cultural needs in New Orleans and Haiti. The Music Box Village is a unique experimental art installation of “musical houses” - small structures that are also newly invented musical instruments. Musicians who perform in the Music Box work collaboratively with these structures and their own conventional instruments to create new sounds and reinvent the familiar. Kanaval Revizé: A Musical Celebration of Haitian Flag Day with Boukman Eksperyans and Preservation Hall Jazz Band! In the Music Box Village - 4557 N. Rampart St. - Friday, May 18th / Two Sets Doors open at 6pm and 8pm $20 ADVANCE / $25 DOORS Advance Tickets in person during shows and public hours in the Music Box Village! For tickets visit