Born in Haiti, BélO is a young, socially conscious artist committed to the Haitian cause. With his musical style known as ‘Ragganga,’ he and his band deliver a sophisticated, high-energy sound, mixing jazz, rock, reggae, and “Rara” traditional Vodou rhythms. BélO is active in many humanitarian efforts to rebuild Haiti.
Center StageSM is the largest public diplomacy effort in recent history to bring foreign artists to American communities. Administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, this public-private partnership is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that is bringing renowned contemporary artists from Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan to the U.S. to engage Americans in cultural diplomacy as a way to create opportunities for greater understanding. Additional private funding has been provided by the Asian Cultural Council, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and the Doris Duke Fo
ndation for Islamic Art. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management Inc.
For a full list of Center StageSM artists and more information on the program, please visit the Center StageSM website at www.centerstageUS.org.
cordially invites you to a performance & reception featuring
Center StageSM artist BélO
Hibernian Hall | Roxbury, MA
Friday, October 26, 2012 | 8:00 PM
Purchase tickets on the Hibernian Hall website here.
Tickets are $20, and include the performance and reception
with the artists immediately following the show.