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Zili Misik: Outstanding Women's World Music
The Watertown/El Salvador Sister City Committee joyfully presents:
Sat. Nov. 10, 2012, 8 PM; First Parish of Watertown
For Details and Advance Tickets:
Our Tremedal Concerts theme this fall is Women's World Music. We just hosted the most magnificent Libana event in October, (thank you, thank you, Libana!!) and now THIS!!
We cannot contain our excitement at the privilege of presenting ZILI MISIK, a marvelous bevy of profoundly gifted young women who will rock, honk and move the groove in your soul. This Afro-Caribbean infused joyous world-beat ensemble comes with big dollops of all kinds of rhythmic and justice-laden influences from all over the globe.
Zili Misik has been bridging cultures, generations, and continents for twelve years. 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. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz and neo soul, Zili Misik 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 Kreyol to Portuguese to Spanish, spinning tales and visions of lives lived and yet to be.
More about Zili Misik:
-Winner of the 2008 Boston Music Awards for "Outstanding International Act of the Year", as well as Boston Phoenix and FNX's Boston Best World Music Band 2008 and 2009! Also, winner of ROCKRGRL's and Berklee College of Music's BATTLE of the All-FEMALE BANDS 2007
-featured on an episode of national tv PBS' "Design Squad"! Other features include appearance on the BBC's and NPR's Afro Pop Worldwide in April 2008, as well as featured in a full-page article in the March/April 2008 issue of national Color Lines Magazine.
-performed with Zap Mama, Les Nubians, Emeline Michel, State Radio, Queen Omega, Shaggy, Queen Ifrica, and Boukman Eksperyans!
-2 full-length albums "New World Soul" (2007) and "Zee'lee Mee'seek" (2009)
Don't miss ZILI MISIK!!
For Info, and Advance Tickets:
Upcoming Tremedal Concerts:
|Where||First Parish of Watertown 35 Church St, Watertown, MA 02472 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/273233)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 pm–11:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone, Kids, Families, Seniors|
|Price||$15 in advance, $20 at door|
More About First Parish of Watertown
The roots of this Unitarian Universalist church stretch back to 1630. The church in Watertown Square holds services on Sundays, including lay-led services during the summer. First Parish has a choir and religious education classes for adults and children. Members are involved in social justice causes locally and internationally.