Boukman Eksperyans to play Tucson tonight

One of world music's most controversial ensembles, Haiti's Boukman Eksperyans, brings its sounds of liberation to Tucson tonight.

Beginning with the group's debut album, Voudou Adjse, Boukman Eksperyans have documented their uncompromising criticism of Haiti's deforestation, poverty and martial rule combined with their alliance with democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Their third album, Libete (Pran Pou Prn'l)/Liberty (Let's Take It!) , bristles with energy and emotion, capturing both the band's desperation in regards to their homeland's strife, and the pain caused by the loss of band bass player and drummer Michel-Melthon Lynch to spinal meningitis.

Boukman Eksperyans perform tonight at the Southwest Center for the Performing Arts, 2175 N. 6th Ave. Tickets are $14 and will be available at the SCPA from 5:30 until showtime. For more information, call 623-1688.

Noah Lopez

Arizona Daily Wildcat

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