Zili Misik is all female and has been performing New World Soul, roots music of the African Diaspora, since 2000. Zili bridges cultures, generations, and continents with captivating sounds that retrace routes of forced exile and cultural resistance through diasporic rhythm and song. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, West African highlife, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz and neo soul, zili honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely its own. The women of this group trace their roots to 5 countries and 3 continents, and have been bridging cultures, generations, and continents for over a decade.
Zili's all age appropriate programs include high-energy interactive performances, workshops, lecture/demonstrations, parties, weddings, and private events. When performing as a full ensemble, Zili is a 5-10 piece group; Zili also offers a smaller workshop trio, Kalfou (Crossroads), which focuses on drum and dance through sibling cultures in the African Diaspora.