African America

As a tribute to Black History Month, we bring you a sampling of sounds from the unique and vibrant Caribbean nation of Haiti.  The first independent black republic, Haiti is an incredible site of cultural mixing alongside deep respect for traditions.  Music holds the roots in place even while deforestation erodes mountainsides.  Kompa, mini-djaz, vodoun drumming, mizik rasin, french folk, and the sweet melodies of musical liberation…