ZILI MISIK - January / February Residency 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19
Friday January 8 and 22 / February 5 and 19
with special guests 1/22 TBA, 2/5 Naia Kete
$8 ADVANCE / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:30 show
We are so excited to have this band for not just one show - but four alternating Fridays starting tonight (followed by shows on January 22, February 5 and February 19). We first caught their set at the Boston Music Awards two years ago and then again at The Mark Sandman Memorial concert a couple of months ago - and we were astounded both times.
Zili music bridges cultures, generations, and continents. With captivating sounds that evoke the African continent, zili retraces routes of forced exile and cultural resistance through diasporic rhythm and song. Powerful Haitian, Brazilian and West African rhythms infuse zili's original creations and traditional folksongs, while zili inspires its audiences to dance and even teaches them how. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, jazz, roots reggae, samba, Cuban son, and neo soul, zili honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely its own. All female, zili takes its name from Haitian spiritual entity, Ezili, who is envisaged as mother, lover, and warrior. Zili's songs are sensual, political, self-reflective, positive, and invoke love. Zili's lyrics glide seamlessly from English to KreyÂl to Portuguese to Spanish, spinning tales and visions of lives lived and yet to be.
The Lizard Lounge
1667 MAssachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|