August 9, 2019 7:30 pm
$15 adv / $20 Door
497 Rogers Ave
Bohio music is a world music band comprising two Haitian artists, Riva Nyri Précil and Monvelyno Alexis, who joined forces in 2013.
Like Riva and Monvelyno, their music is multidimensional — an engaging mix of Haitian Vodou ritual and folk songs, their own elegant compositions infused with soulful jazz-inflected funky acoustic grooves, with breathtaking Racine, Caribbean and African polyrhythms.
Ayiti Nan Kay La (Haiti in the house) consists of 17 original songs in Haitian Creole, English, and French. Each song is a thoughtfully curated combination of Haitian rhythms, traditional Haitian and African instruments, topped with electronic influences and conscious lyricism.
On a joint mission to illuminate Haitian culture, this duo’s new album reflects the unique beauty of BOHIO, which means homeland and was the original name of the island of Haiti. Together they serve the world well as self-proclaimed cultural ambassadors “bringing Haitian culture into the light.”