Boston-Based Band, Zili Misik, Bangs Out Haiti-Inspired Beats

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Members of the all-female band Zili Misik have been thinking about Haiti, long before the earthquake hit there. After learning about the music and culture of the country in college, band founder Kera Washington brought the group together about a decade ago to showcase Haitian traditions.

After the earthquake, the group started performing to raise money for earthquake recovery, and they started Project Misik, donating instruments to school children in Haiti

Zili also has influences from Africa and and South America, and they sing in English, Kreyòl and Spanish. We speak with Kera Washington, who sings and plays percussion among other things, and Joanna Maria, who plays the bass and guitar.

This segment aired on January 20, 2011.


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