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Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans is exemplary of the Haitian musical movement Mizik Rasin, a type of music that combines traditional elements of many different styles of Haitian roots music, religious vodou ceremonies, and Native American and African identity, all mixed in a rock-n-roll sound. Since 1987, Boukman Eksperyans has been sharing their musical rebellion with the world. The name “Boukman Eksperyans” is the combined result of two historical influences: the 1791 Slave Revolution at Bwa kay Iman lead by the Vodou Priest Boukman Dutty and 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.

In addition to their concert, Boukman Eksperyans will lead a series of workshops on Sunday, September 16 from 12-6 pm.

Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans is  one of the most representative of the Haitian musical movement called Mizik Rasin,  a type of music that combines traditional elements of many different styles of Haitian roots music, religious vodou ceremonies, and Native American and African identity mixed in a rock-n-roll sound. Since 1987, Boukman Eksperyans has been sharing their musical rebellion with the world. The name “Boukman Eksperyans” is the combined result of two historical influences: the 1791 Slave Revolution at Bwa kay Iman lead by the Vodou Priest Boukman Dutty and 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.