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World Nomads Haiti
Opening Concert
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8pm
Part of World Nomads: Haiti
Co-presented by S.O.B.’S

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To launch the second annual World Nomads series, FIAF and S.O.B.’S present the pioneering mizik rasin band, RAM, whose “voodoo rock n’ roots” sound has become the musical voice of a generation of Haitians. Founded by lead vocalist Richard A. Morse, RAM came into prominence during the military junta of Raoul Cédras. The band has survived kidnapping and assassination attempts, bringing a message of freedom and hope to Port-au-Prince through their weekly performances at the Hotel Oloffson and subsequent recordings. Many perceive RAM as the voice of Haiti, and it is with pride and in the spirit of unity that FIAF and S.O.B.’S bring the group to New York for this special one-night-only concert.

Related Event:
After-Party and Performance @ S.O.B.’S Featuring RAM and CaRiMi, May 1

In Creole, English,
and French

FIAF Members $15
Non-Members $20

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

Co-presented by S.O.B.’S

Top Image: RAM /
© Daniel Morel

World Nomads Haiti is generously supported by American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; Afrique & Caraïbes en créations– CulturesFrance; and Organisation internationale de la francophonie

Spring 2009 Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; Florence Gould Foundation; The Herbert J. Seligmann Charitable Trust; and New York State Council of the Arts

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