Boukman Eksperyans is one of the main ‘Rasin’ bands, a movement that calls for a return of Haitians to their African roots. It was formed by ‘Lòlò’ Baubrun Jr and his wife ‘Manzè’ in 1978. Their topics are often about political freedom, nationalism and faith. Musically speaking, electric guitars and synths blend with drums and bamboos; rock, reggae, funk and R&B sounds intertwine with the traditional rhythms of Haitian peasant (rara, voodoo). It’s one of the most celebrated Haitian bands abroad.

Boukman Eksperyans ushered in a musical revolution with their Grammy-nominated debut album, Voudou Adjae. This brilliant release introduced the world to Boukmans worldly high energy sound fusing traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae. Voudou Adjae brought the band international prominence and made them spokespeople for Haitian people.

Since their emergence on the scene, Boukman has continued to release revolutionary critically acclaimed albums and mesmerize audiences World Wide from Haiti (where they draw tens of thousands of fans per show) to the Caribbean, throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Africa both as a headlining act and alongside Wyclef Jean, Femi Kuti, and Baba Maal.

Boukman Eksperyans « Rasin »

Boukman Eksperyans est l’un des groupes phares du mouvement « Rasin », qui prône un retour identitaire aux racines africaines des haïtiens. Il a été formé par « Lòlò » Baubrun Jr et sa femme « Manzè » en 1978. Leurs thèmes sont souvent la liberté politique, le nationalisme et la foi. Musicalement, des guitares électrique et des synthétiseurs se marient aux tambours et au bambou ; des sonorités rock, reggae, funk, R&B se mêlent aux rythmes traditionnels de la paysannerie haitienne (rara, vaudou). C’est l’un des groupes haïtiens les plus reconnus internationalement.

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