Rootsy acoustic twoubadou by modern masters sways, seduces, and evokes a late-night dance party, no matter where the performance. Mereng (Haiti's cousin to the Dominican meringue), and Konpa-direk, the most popular dance rhythm from the 1950s to the 1980s, share the stage with contredanse and Cuban influences.
Renowned internationally, Wanga-Nègès (the name refers to a hummingbird that's a symbol of seduction) was formed by David Mettelus — Ti-Coca ('little coke bottle') in 1976. For 30 years, the musical cocktails they mix have offered up the sparkle and also the bitter and sweet sides of life.
Tickets available Oct 4.