Photos by Francois Adrien & Manny Ardouin
Rhytmic Reflections: Mozayik's musical concept draws upon the rich legacy of traditional Afro-Haitian rhythms, blending them with the instrumentation, melodic/harmonic sensibilities and improvisation of jazz. Mozayik also cites Cuban and Brazilian jazz as sources of inspiration and the groups' original compositions show that the culture of Haiti has similar musical riches to offer. The group draws from a diverse array of other influences; classical, jazz, gospel and funk are all part of the Mozayik sound. The members of Mozayik bring together multiple talents and years of performing and recording experience. Meet them through this pictorial display @ their recent visit in Miami. They were hosted by Mr. Maurice Brandt of "Espace Brandt", Kafe of "Utopia Arts & Culture" & WDNA 88.9 FM (WDNA.org) the only "Serious Jazz" Radio Station in Miami. They performed the following day at a Caribbean food festival.