The rich culture, tradition and often untold history of the Haitian people is the central focus of Zakafest, a free family event that celebrates the Caribbean nation’s music, art and dance. The event is on Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 11 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 NE 59 Terr., Miami.
From 1 to 4:30 p.m., there will be workshops in Haitian folklore dance and Afro-Cuban dance.
Performances start at 4:30 p.m. Among the top performers will be:
- Leyla McCalla. McCalla, who lives in New Orleans, is a multi-instrumentalist, a cellist and singer.
- Samba Zao, a pioneer of Haitian Roots Music, Mizik Racine. Zao is a performer, singer songwriter, educator, and activist.
- Kazoots, a Miami band that combines a love for indie-rock and guitar-oriented music, while incorporating Caribbean rhythms. http://kazoots.bandcamp.com
Call 954-643-2833 for more information.