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Jazz at MOCA
In celebration of Haitian Heritage Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami presents The Haiti Jazz Roots Project as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. The Haiti Jazz Roots Project is an electric blend of outstanding musicians performing jazz-infused folkloric Haitian music. Led by guitarist Jean Chardavoine, the group comprises of Jennifer Louis (vocals), Mike Levine (piano/keys), Kenneth Jiménez (bass), Matisou Légba (Haitian drams) and Shay Eisten (drums).
Haitian-born but Brooklyn-bred, Jean Chardavoine is a concrete manifestation of the new emerging genre “Haitian Jazz.” Jennifer Louis is a Miami based vocalist whose performance experience can best be described as nothing short of electric. Mike Levine is a man of many talents whose career is a blend of different aspects of music and Kenneth Jimenez is a young talent emerging in the South Florida Jazz scene. Matisou Légba, a well-known Haitian drummer, has been studying and playing the traditional Vodou rites and tempos for over 25 years. This talented mix of musicians creates a unique music experience unlike any other.
Kick off the holiday weekend by enjoying the jazz-infused Haitian music of The Haiti Jazz Roots Project. The museum galleries will be open by donation from 7–10 p.m.