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Zili Misik has been bridging cultures, generations, and continents for over 20 years. All-female, Zili performs an acoustic & electronic fusion of roots music of the African diaspora. With captivating sounds that evoke the African continent, Zili retraces routes of forced exile and cultural resistance through diasporic rhythm and song. Powerful Haitian, Brazilian, and West African rhythms infuse Zili’s original creations and traditional folksongs. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz, and neo-soul, Zili Misik honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely it’s own: New World Soul.

Zili Misik is coming to Hartford as part of a season of concerts and events titled “Musicians on the Frontlines”. The season is organized as a collaboration between the Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph and the Hartford organization Cuatro Puntos. Zili Misik will join the string players of Cuatro Puntos Ensemble for a special evening of intercultural dialogue. 

 The concert will happen live on Sunday, January 24 at 2:00 pm. It will be broadcast from the Connor Chapel at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford and will be available in high definition to the public via our Digital Concert Hall experience. Tickets are free, however, donations are appreciated. 

 This program is part of a season of concerts and talks that explore intercultural dialogue through music, and the ways such dialogue is adapting during a pandemic. Reserve your space for this event, and explore upcoming events, by visiting