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Skirball Cultural Center

Sunset Concerts: Waahli

Public Programs | Music

Headshot of the artist Waahli looking at the camera. His hair is braided and wrapped around his head, under his chin.

Photo by Bruno Destombes

Journey to the four corners of the world with the ancestral Haitian rhythms, sharp words, and innovative hip-hop of Waahli, performed in English, French, and Haitian Creole. 

Date and Schedule

Thursday, August 1, 8:00 pm

Doors, galleries, and concessions open at 6:30 pm
Concert: 8:00–10:00 pm

Details and Pricing

FREE walk-up tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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$20 upon arrival

Carpooling, ridesharing, and Metro are encouraged.

Street parking is strictly prohibited.

Plan Your Visit

Drinks and meals are available for purchase. You may also bring your own, but glass containers and outside alcohol are not permitted. 

Dress for the weather. This concert will take place outdoors; layers are encouraged. 

Questions? Review the Sunset Concerts FAQs.


About the Program

Waahli is a Montreal artist born of Haitian parents. Raised in a family where music is omnipresent, he is immersed by the traditional Haitian melodies from artists such as Tabou Combo, Coupé Cloué, and Manno Charlemagne. Performed in English, French, and Haitian Creole, these songs are a fusion of catchy rhythms at the crossroads of rap and Afrobeat and are a true tribute to Haitian culture. In spite of a great influence of Haitian music, it is with hip-hop that he develops his own style.

In 2004, Waahli co-founded Nomadic Massive, a mythical hip-hop group in Montreal. 

With its ancestral rhythms and his sharp words, Waahli’s innovative hip-hop takes us to the four corners of the world.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Concertgoers should arrive early to eat, drink, shop, and see current exhibitions. While relaxing in the Skirball's hillside courtyard before the concert, enjoy a set by dublab DJ Dara Genesis.

Watch the official music video for Waahli's "Vini Danse"

Donor Support

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball are generously sponsored by:

The Bilger Family

The 2024 Sunset Concerts season is made possible in part by additional support from:

Media sponsors:

About Sunset Concerts

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Our popular summertime music series is back! Get together with friends and family to sing and dance to an eclectic lineup of musicians in the Skirball’s picturesque hillside courtyard.

Taking place in the heart of our relaxing, communal oasis, our twenty-seventh season explores the diaspora and identity of African and Caribbean artists whose music warmly embraces humanity’s inherent right to freedom.

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