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Haitian Compas Festival in Downtown Miami

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.

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Close to 300 Pictures of The Haitian Compas Festival

See close to 300 pictures of the 12th Annual Haitian Compas Festival in Miami. We were there to take some of the most interesting photos for you to see. The city of Miami took the date, May 15, 2010, to celebrate Haitian Flag day. Miami[bb] City lights, the warm breeze from the Miami Bayside ocean were all the things contributing to the atmosphere at the 12th Annual Haitian Compas Festival in Miami.

The echoes of sounds from main acts like Kreyol La, T-Vice, Djakout Mizik, CaRiMi, Barikad Crew, Nu Look, Jahnesta, Azor, Zenglen, Black Dada[bb] and Harmonik[bb] make the twelfth edition of the Haitian Compas Festival[bb] not only a custom, but a lasting ritual for the Haitian kompa. The the 12th Annual Haitian Compas Festival in Miami was fantastic.

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