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This album is a dream 3 years in the making. All the pieces are finally in place – Musicians, Producers and Studio stand at the ready. All we need is a little help from you!
We started LAKOU MIZIK together as a project to bring positive awareness to Haiti through it’s music and culture. Recording in makeshift studios around the country musicians from different genres and generations all came together – to reimagine classic Haitian folk music in a modern context.
The combination of talents proved powerful and LAKOU MIZIK quickly became one of Haiti’s top roots music bands. With an acoustic-based, funky-as-all-get-out, vodou, troubadou, roots soul music style all their own Lakou Mizik creates an irresistible 100% Haitian musical stew.
And we’re determined to create an amazing album together!
Most people only know Haiti from the negative reporting of main stream news –
but the music and musicians of LAKOU MIZIK will help us all read between the headlines and pre-packaged narratives to find a side of Haiti that tells a different story – a beautiful country and culture bursting with creativity, pride and some super danceable grooves.
We are determined to spread the LAKOU MIZIK music and message and with your help, maybe – just maybe – the next piece of news you hear about Haiti won’t be another cliché but rather something about the unstoppable, positive spirit of Haitian musical sensation…LAKOU MIZIK!
Thank you for supporting this album dream! Mesi Anpil – from the bottom of our hearts….
Zach, Steeve, Jonas, Sanba Zao, Nadine, Lamarre, Woulele, Tipiti, James & Christian
Lakou Mizik’s debut album will be a sonic sojourn to one of the most culturally rich country’s in the world. You’ll receive a download of it before anyone else.
A CD hot off the presses AND you will be forever listed in our “Mesi Anpil!” (Thank you very much!) section of the Album Liner Notes (with digital pre-release of album).
Lovely up yourself with beautiful jewelry handmade by our legendary Tanbou player Sanba Zao and his family (the one modeled is coconut shell). Let us know what style you’d like.
A CD hot off the presses and signed by all band members AND you will be forever listed in our “Mesi Anpil!” (Thank you very much!) section of the Album Liner Notes (with digital pre-release of album)
Softest Organic Cotton T-Shirt and a Signed CD copy of the Lakou Mizik Album! (with pre-release digital download)
2 Great Bands Spreading Positive Message Through Music.
1 Great Bundle of Musical Love.
Lakou CD and Download / 3 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars CD’s, 1 Limited Edition Vinyl and 1 DVD of the award winning film Signed by Co-Director!
Like great music – fine cheese has an indescribable “soul” and sense (or “Taste") of place. Jasper Hill Farms is Vermont to the core and Vermont at its best; family run, local, organic and so good that you almost want to keep it to your self. Luckily the fine folks at Jasper Hill Farms are the sharing type and have donated a beautiful wooden gift box with 5 award winning cheeses from the Cellars At Jasper Hill! www.jasperhillfarm.com
A bag of La Colombe Coffee Roasters delicious Single Source coffee beans from the Mare Blanche region of Haiti a Lakou Mizik logo mug and Copy of any album from Cumbancha. Brew…Sip…. Listen. It’s Lakou time. (with pre-release digital download)
Shake along to your favorite track on the album with these beautiful art pieces!
Handmade. Ethically made. In Haiti. Thank you to Edike for donating this handy classy Tote Bag to the campaign!
We love the spirit that Edike brings to their work in Haiti. You’ll love this classy durable bag. Learn more about the company on their website: www.edike.co
Thank you to Edike for donating this gorgeous Backpack to the campaign!
It’s a perfect carry on bag for your next trip to Haiti! We’ll even stick a Lakou T-Shirt in there for you. Learn more about the company on their website: www.edike.co
Our Fantastic Producer Chris Velan has an encyclopedic knowledge of 80’s Pop Music. He also rocks a mean Ukelele. Dangerous combo. Have Chris record a version of your favorite 80’s pop song on his Ukelele just for you! (other decades considered too)
Be the first on your block with your own personal set of traditional Rara horns! Impress/annoy your neighbors. Let us know how you want them painted. The possibilities are limitless with these uniquely Haitian horns. (Please Note: During fulfillment, you will be contacted regarding shipping costs to ensure they reach you safely.)
A gift certificate to the Woodstock Inn & Resort! Named a Travel & Leisure “Top 500 Best Hotels in the World” The Woodstock Inn is set in the heart of Woodstock, Vermont – the prettiest small town in America. Whether you’re into skiing, hiking, or just good old fashioned relaxing while listening to the Lakou Mizik album this is a great excuse for country getaway! You’ll also receive a Signed CD and T-Shirt.
- Accommodations for One Night, single or double occupancy
- Use of the Resort’s Indoor Racquet & Fitness Club pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and exercise room (The Racquet & Fitness Club is located 1.5 miles south of the inn.)
Reservations must be made in advance. Your gift certificate is based on availability. The months of September, October and all holiday periods are excluded but Vermont is beautiful all year round!
Visit the web site at www.woodstockinn.com
Lakou Mizik will record a personalized version of a traditional Haitian lullaby just for you and your little one. Bon nwit! (with T-shirt, Signed CD and Digital Pre-Release)
A 3-Day / 2-Night Inn to Inn Bike trip through spectacular Vermont! Courtesy of Discovery Bicycle Tours! with CD and T-Shirt
A 150 piece wooden hand-cut jigsaw puzzle featuring custom shaped pieces from Vermont-based World Famous Stave Puzzles!! www.stavepuzzles.com
You are an Executive Producer of this album!!! All the music, merch, shout outs and Lakou love that you could ever want. Executive Producer Credit +Signed CD + Your Name Featured in a Song + Exclusive Updates from Recording Process + Digital Cumbancha Catalogue + Rara Horns