Performances & Events


Nite Bjuti: Candice Hoyes, Val Jeanty, & Mimi Jones

Afro-Caribbean improvisational trio

February 8, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

The Center for World Performance Studies presents NITE BJUTI (pronounced “Night Beauty”) – Candice Hoyes, Val Jeanty and Mimi Jones, an evocative improvised trio of Afro Caribbean artists using electronics, vocalism, bass, Haitian drum rhythms, sampling and spoken word to cultivate their narrative journey. They are UMEZ Arts Engagement Grant recipients for their 2022 mixed media installation commissioned by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and 2020 recipients of the NYC Women’s Fund in Jazz Music to fully fund their forthcoming debut album.

As inspiration, Nite Bjuti draws from a centuries old Haitian folklore called “Night Beauty,” about a girl whose bones begin to sing in her afterlife, her spirit seeking justice. Nite Bjuti has recently played Nublu Jazz Fest, NYC Winter JazzFest, WBGO live broadcast performance, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Internationally, they envision their music from concerts at electronic and jazz music venues, museums, cinema and dance and visual art installations. Nite Bjuti plays to rediscover the buried Diasporic beauty in the world, transcendent across generations. Intentionally, they improvise to build layers of intimate community both inside the band and with its audiences. Nite Bjuti debuted at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of celebrating 2018 International Women’s Day. Follow the journey: @nitebjuti

Presented by the Center for World Performance Studies with support from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Center for World Performance Studies, at [email protected] or call 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.

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