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World Music Series: RAM, Haiti
June 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Donations Welcome
RAM is a legendary Haitian band based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, who first made the world scene in 1993 with Ibo Lele (Dreams Come True), a song with both English and Kreyòl lyrics, that was included in the soundtrack for the major motion picture Philadelphia. RAM has released 7 albums, including Aïbobo.
Though the band usually performs in Haiti, they have performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival twice, the Cannes Film Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Roskilde Festival, as well as the Summer Series at Central Park in New York City.
This summer, Abington Art Center is partnering with Philadelphia’s Lucky Goat Coffee House to present the first annual World Music Series. World-class performers from Cuba, Columbia, Haiti, Nigeria, and the USA will be performing on our outdoor stage over six Thursday evenings from June 22 – July 27 at 7:00 pm. These culturally unique performances are unlike any in the Philadelphia region. This is the first year of the AAC reimagined concert series, although our program and production team have over 30 years of experience presenting international arts.
The event is open and free to the public, and guests are encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn. Music has always had the power to bring communities together and cross the boundaries of geography, economics, religion and culture. Pitch and beat connect to the emotions, creating a direct line to the human ability to respond, understand and have compassion. This is what is great – when an audience is transported by sound to greater sense of our potential. This year the party will be at Abington Art Center.