SOLD OUT Mal Maiz: New Voices Project, Live From The Fort

Jan 3, 2019

Update on 1/11 at 10:30 a.m.: This event is sold out! Thanks for your interest! Please join our wait list and we will let you know if any seats open up. If you can't get a seat this time, you can see Mal Maiz at The Flynn's New Voices: World Party on April 6.

Kick off 2019 with an evening of Latin dance music featuring Mal Maiz. Live From The Fort returns on Jan. 17 in collaboration with the Flynn Center’s New Voices Project.

Join us Thursday, Jan. 17 in VPR's Stetson Studio One for East Coast Latin dance music both traditional and modern.  The New Voices Project showcases world musical traditions nestled in and around the Queen City.

Croatian vocalist Melita Sedic-Lawton will open up the evening and we'll be guided throughout the show by series curator, Bill Ellis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

This is an all-ages show and tickets are free but reservations are required. Cash bar will be available. Live From The Fort is made possible with support from the Skinny Pancake.



Maiz Vargas Sandoval, left, started Mal Maiz five years ago when he moved to Vermont from Costa Rica. Melita Sedic-Lawton, right, moved to Vermont in 1994 and has continued singing in Bosnian, Croatian and English.
Credit Right: Hannah Cormier Left: Courtesy

About The Performers:

Mal Maiz: Costa Rican "gypsy devil" Maiz Vargas Sandoval and his Afro-Cumbia Orchestra are a hot East Coast Latin dance band with both a traditional and modern flair.

Melita Sedic-Lawton: Melita was born in Croatia, grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and moved to Vermont in 1994 because of the war. She has been living and working in Vermont since then.  She sings different genres of songs in Bosnian, Croatian, and English. She represented Croatia at the Eurovision song contest in 1993, singing “Don’t Ever Cry.” When she established her life in Vermont, she continued to sing as a vocalist in the local a cappella band “Root 7.” 


Time: 7-8:30 p.m. (end time approximate)

Location: VPR’s Stetson Studio One, 365 Troy Ave., Colchester VT 05446

6:30 p.m. - Doors open
7:00 - Opening remarks from Bill Ellis
7:05 p.m. - Show begins
8:30 p.m. (approximately) - Show concludes

Is there a cost to attend?
The event is free to attend. If you're inclined to support live music at VPR, you can pitch in what you can at anytime online!

What are my food and drink options?
Free snacks and a cash bar (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages) will be available.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Bike, car or bus. Parking is available at VPR, but space is limited so please arrive on time and always carpool if you can. VPR is located at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester and is also accessible by the GMT Route 2 Bus that runs between Essex Junction and Burlington.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your name will be on the registration list at the door.

Do I have to bring my ID to the event?
ID will be required if you want to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Is there a dress code?
Wear your dancing shoes!

Will this event be broadcast?
The event will not be broadcast live, but excerpts from the performance may be used at a later date.

What if my question isn’t answered here?
Send us a message here or call 800-639-2192, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.