Le 7e Festival Fondu au Noir offrira une grande célébration du Mois de l'Histoire des Noirs à Montréal du 22 au 25 février 2018 à travers un programme alliant cinéma, humour, musique et discussions.
Le Festival Fondu au Noir, créé par la Fondation Fabienne Colas et présenté par la Banque TD, revient avec une 7e édition inspirante et diversifiée. 2018 étant une année mythique soulignant les 215 ans de l'indépendance d'Haïti, le Festival a choisi le thème hommage à Haïti et ses talents tout en commémorant, en clôture du Festival à travers le film The Rape of Recy Taylor, l'important mouvement planétaire #MoiAussi, qui inspire les femmes à se tenir debout et à s'exprimer.
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Somerville, Haiti, held its first annual "Haiti and Brazil Hit the Ville" joint festival this summer. Somerville is a town that celebrates diversity, and its two biggest immigrant communities, Brazil and Haiti share much in common: their love of soccer, Carnival, and national staple foods, rice and beans. The festival was organized by Somerville Arts Council's Arts Union Program in collaboration with the city of Somerville and SomervilleVIVA, a language exchange program.
Brazil and Haiti first became sister communities in 1978 when Brazil's national soccer hero, Pele, played in Haiti, and the newly composed community anthem, "Haiti e Aqui" was performed. This tribute by Brazil to Haiti solidified the ties of history that have existed between the two nations during the days of the fight for independence.
As the Haitian Government still runs with the goal of making Haiti a bigger, better tourist country, they've embraced marketing strategies and hosted events aimed at luring people from America, Europe and other far away countries. Also, they have thought up a way to garner interest in Haiti from those a bit closer to home.
The Festival Creole, held in the Seychelles for the past 28 years, is by far, the most patronized event in the Creole-speaking world. It is, in fact, the only one of its kind within the Creole Community of Nations. Showing the best in Creole talent offered in the various countries home to people of that characteristic, the festival highlights the best on offer from the more well-known as Creole countries such as: Mauritius, the Seychelles--a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, and La Reunion, as well as those in the Caribbean and North America including the Creole found in Louisiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana and Haiti.
This is the 2nd year that Haiti will host the Festival of the Sea. The ceremony will this year be held at on the boulevard of Cap-Haitien and on the beach of Camp-Louise.
Ms. Dieudonne Luma Etienne who is currently the Director of the Northern Regional Office of the Ministry of Tourism this Wednesday launched the second edition of the Cap-Haitian. Dieudonne Luma was accompanied by other Haitian dignitaries.
The celebrated occasion will take place from 9 to 11 August 2013. The theme for the ceremony will be "Let's keep our beaches clean!"
Saturday May 18, 2013, the streets of Downtown Miami came alive with the singular Haitian musical beats of compas. A musical style with its beginnings well over a century ago, compas (kompa, konpa) took over the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park with its sonorous beat and piercing, often provocative lyrics. The celebration took place on the Haitian Flag Day in the middle of May, the month designated as the Haitian Heritage Cultural Month. The tickets went on sale for anywhere from $35 to $100, and the '21 and over' age restriction shows just how rowdy, or at the least, suggestive, a compas festival can get.
Hosted by DJ Griot, who's held the post for 13 years, the show featured the Haitian Diva, Emeline Michel, Belo, Carimi, NuLook, Ambiance, controversial group, Brothers Posse, and Djakout, the headline act, among others. The festival's person for public relations, Mia Lopez Flynn, didn't downplay the show's significance to the success of a compas act. She called it a '...platform where... bands are tested.' Success or failure to command the compas festival's stage could make or break an act's career.
According to the reports of Prensa Latina, 14th National Afro-Caribbean Festival in Eva Gasper's Memory was organized in Cuba's Ciego de Avila province. The festival was a 3-day long festival that was marked by the participation of 14 groups of Haitian dancers and musicians from all over Cuba. This annual festival is sponsored by La Habana's Haitian Embassy and Santiago de Cuba's Casa del Caribe. This festival is held by Sabicú community in Ciego de Avila's village Primero de Enero. Sabicú is the largest community of Haitian descendants and natives living in central Cuba.
The 52 year old Bandford Marsalis arrived on Friday to perform at the International Jazz festival held at Port-au-Prince, bringing delight to this Caribbean nation. On Friday he was to perform the first show on Jacmel's coastal town. On Saturday he will perform the second show in Port-au-Prince.
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The concert venue was once a plantation for sugarcane. On Tuesday, he will host a private performance for Pamela While, the US Ambassador, at her residence. On reaching a Jacmel Hotel he stated that it was really cool to be there and the people were really beautiful.
The festive Jacmel has yet another annual reason of celebration. With the city's famous traditional festivals' "Festival Film Jakmèl" and "Festival Mizik Jakmèl" unfortunately long gone, the Festival of Friendship is expected to regain the pride of Haiti as a country of rich culture and festivals and be one of the most highly-anticipated happenings in the Caribbean, especially to tourists.
December 5 marked the start of the Festival of Friendship tradition in Jacmel. The official launching of the four-day, four-night affair was done in the city's Hotel Florita gardens. The closing ceremony of the festival on December 9 was done in different parts of the city. The festival paved the way for artists from different parts of the globe to showcase their craft and their talent. Some of the visiting aritsts were from the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, and Martinique. Jacmel residents and foreign visitors were able to enjoy several art galleries and displays, as well as dance and music concerts, film showings, and fairs.
The 6th edition "Destination Aquin-Festival International Traditional Music and Dance" was organized from 28 March, 2013 to 30 March, 2013. The theme of the festival was 'The wink to Africa'. The festival brought together hundreds of participants and the aim of the festival was to let people know about the roots of the festival. The cultural event aimed or focused on the culture of Africa and was a medium to show honor and respect to Aimé Césaire, who is regarded as the father of negritude. The cultural program was also aimed towards celebrating the birth centenary of Aimé Césaire.
Caribbean Festival of Arts commonly referred to as carifesta is one of the oldest festivals held by Caribbean countries periodically with the sole motive of ensuring that everyone in the region is able to easily understand and follow on the nations` folkloric and cultural practices. It has been an event organized by these nations periodically this time being planned to be held in Haiti. This is according to the president of the country President Michel Martelly who attended this week's CARICOM Summit in St Lucia, and was on hand for the signing of a Memorandum between CARICOM and Haiti for institution building, the revival of agriculture and investment facilitation.
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