Dear Friends and Fans of Lakou Mizik,
As you may know, Lakou Mizik has plans to once again bring our music and culture to communities across North America this Spring and Summer. Our breathless road takes us from Portland, ME to New Orleans, LA (JazzFest!) all the way to Boonville, CA and Edmonton, Canada. Lakou Mizik was started as a way to share Haitian culture and to form positive connections with the wider worlds. To be invited to play music for audiences outside of Haiti is such and honor and helps us fulfill this original dream.
Last summer during our first tour, we were so appreciative of all of your generosity and warmth and we truly felt part of your extended families. We are excited to come back and share more of our music. But it's not an easy road - and unfortunately, the economic realities are such that without support we simply can't afford to go out on tour.
So, we are turning to you, our friends (old and new), our families and our fans to ask, humbly, for your help. We need to raise $6,000 in advance of our upcoming tour to pay for flights and US visas for all 9 band members.
Flights: 9 x $500 (approx) = $4500
Visas: 9 x $190 = $1710
CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT OUR 2017 TOUR!
Any help that you may be able to offer, no matter the amount, will be a blessing. Every little bit will go directly to these costs and will be crucial in in our efforts to bring our music and our Haitian culture directly to you!
Music creates bridges and breaks down the walls of culture, religion and language. If you've had a chance to see Lakou Mizik on stage, hopefully you've already seen this in action - we feel it everywhere we go. The way the world is today, these connective, cultural bridges are important than ever and we are doing our best to connect with as many people as possible.
In Haitian Kreyol there's an expression - "Men anpil chay pa lou" - you may know it as "many hands make light work." This is the spirit that we work with in Haiti - this is the spirit of the Lakou - resources are always scarce but we take care of each other with the means we have. If you are able to help us we promise to bring you our music, our culture, our positive spirit all summer long! Here's Where you Can Support our Tour.
If you'd like to donate but prefer to make a tax-deductible donation you can do so through our long time Charitable partner CARAVAAN . Make a tax-deductible donation to Lakou Mizik HERE (http://caravaan.org/donate/). Make sure to clink the "Donate to Lakou Mizik" link.
Thank you so much for your support!
Mesi anpil pou sipò pa nou!