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Zach Niles

Lakou Mizik

Zach Niles is an award-winning filmmaker, band manager and most recently the director of the Audio Institute in Jacmel, Haiti. His documentary film, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, won awards at 12 international film festivals and under Zach’s management, the musical stars of the film have gone on to produce four critically acclaimed albums and continue to tour internationally. Zach oversaw the opening and construction and then became director of the Audio Institute, a tuition free vocational school to teach Haitian youths the art of audio engineering and Music production. Zach is the co-founder of WeOwnTV, a film and multi-media educational program for disadvantaged youth in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Zach has worked with Lakou Mizik since 2011. He has also worked on the production and promotion of major music tours by artists such as Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, and Paul Simon. Zach lived in Haiti from 2011 until 2016 and is currently based in Burlington, VT.