Sign up for our free newsletter
Free D.C. news, delivered to your inbox daily.
Named for voodoo priest Jacob Boukman Dutty, who united Haiti’s slaves in an eventually successful revolt for independence, roots collective Boukman Eksperyans has been targeted for assassination by cohorts of Haiti’s former military rulers and had its records banned. While the current climate in the still tremendously poor nation now allows co-founder Theodore “Lolo” Beaubrun Jr. to be a popular TV and radio host, his group’s message and methodology haven’t changed. On its new Revolutíon, it derides the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, offers praises to the prominent figures of the world’s major religions, and dispenses comfort to those who feel betrayed by life. Serious but not tediously didactic, folkloric in its use of rural rhythms but still energetically fun, Boukman Eksperyans inspires with its courage and daring. At 8 p.m. at the Takoma Community Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park. $20. (301) 587-4500. (SK)