The Strand Theatre in Rockland will present the modern Haitian roots sounds of Lakou Mizik on Friday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are on sale now. The group’s name translates from Haitian Creole as “backyard” or “down-home music,” and blends African, French, Caribbean and Haiti’s own twoubadou, vodou, rara and urban soul musical styles, mixed with socially driven lyrics and “a dash of Motown swagger.” Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To buy tickets or for more information, visit or call 594-0070, extension 3.