"Chin Behilia's music is a soft and lilting mosaic of genres – salsa, calypso, soca and zouk, a truly pan-tropical sound." — Songlines
"Sebon keeps Haiti's political, poetic, and musical heart beating." — Miami New Times
The islands of the Caribbean share the legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade-driven African Diaspora, mixed with many different European and indigenous cultures. Tonight two of these island communities, Haiti and Curaçao, take center stage. The evening begins with South Florida-based Haitian artist Jan Sebon, accompanied by his group, presenting the World Premiere of a new multi-media musical work Peyi Mwen (My Country) that blends current events and autobiography. Then, for the first time in Miami, Curaçao's beloved troubadour Oswin "Chin" Behilia, with his musical ensemble, give us a performance that showcases this Dutch Antillean island and their native Creole language, Papiamento. In the end, the performers join together to create a "musical bridge" between their different rhythms and the stories they tell.
AND DON'T MISS....
A free panel discussion, From Dushi Korsou to Peyi Mwen: Caribbean Culture and the African Diaspora, On Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 pm, with Oswin "Chin" Behilia, Jan Sebon, moderator Marlon Hill, and others, followed by a meet-the-artist reception at Circa39, 3900 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
Saturday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
$50 VIP best seats & priority entrance
$25 General Admission
$20 Student/Senior with I.D.
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