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Haiti - Culture : European Tour of Follow Jah
26/04/2016 11:08:03

Haiti - Culture : European Tour of Follow Jah
After a first invitation to Africolor festival in Paris in 2012 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-7306-haiti-news-some-news-here-and-there.html , Caracoli organizes the first European tour (Belgium, France, Netherlands) of the walking band Follow Jah from April 28 to June 5, 2016. The more than one month tour will begin with a performance in the festival "Jazz under the Apple trees ". It will end with a week in Savoie with interventions in schools, meetings with local marching bands and evenings festivals to animate, in addition to the performances to the "Marché des Continents" of Chambery. Meanwhile, Follow Jah will stop at the prestigious festival "Music Meeting" of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and spend a few days in residence at the House of Creation in Brussels.

Since 2010, Caracoli endeavors to explore and develop the full potential offered by the rara and the walking band, through specific accompanying work of the walking bank Follow Jah. Together, they have multiplied the possibilities offered by the format (wanderings, static animations or even live shows) and meetings with other genres, including jazz (with saxophonist Paul Austerlitz or the pianist Laurent de Wilde). Meanwhile, they have worked to better knowledge of the music of rara bands and walking bands by developing an educational workshop on the subject, workshop that is given regularly in schools, encouraging several research projects of this genre.

Tour schedule :
April 29: Arrival Paris
1 May: Festival "Jazz sous les Pommiers" Coutances (FR)
May 9-11: Pontarlier with the association "L'Ouverture pour Haïti" (FR)
May 12-13: Lille, Dunkirk with the Haitian community in the North of France (FR)
14-15 May: Festival "Music Meeting" Nijmegen (Netherlands, NL)
16-20 May: Residence at the House of Creation and activities with New Flibuste, Brussels (B)
21 May: Night of Museums, Confluence Museum in Lyon (FR)
24 May: Evening Tropical Discoteq, Paris (FR)
25 May: Festival les Arts'Viateurs, Orly (FR)
May 26-27: Residence House of Creation, Brussels (B)
28 May: Flower Festival, Watermael-Boitsfort (B)
May 30-June 4: Tour in Savoie, "Marché des Continents" of Chambery (FR)
June 5: Return Port-au-Prince

The European tour of the walking band Follow Jah is supported by Wallonie-Bruxelles International in the framework of bilateral cooperation program 2015-2017 between the Republic of Haiti and the French Community of Belgium, the French Institute (Africa device Caribbean and Craft 2016), the European Union through the EPC (European Programme for Culture) and Air France.

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