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Haiti - CARIFESTA 2017 : A very noticeable participation of Haiti
31/08/2017 09:31:37

Haiti - CARIFESTA 2017 : A very noticeable participation of Haiti
Sunday, August 27, the 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) was held in Barbados. The Haitian performances marked the public's minds from the beginning, with the costumes of the stylist Arnelle Laguerre and the choreographies of the National Ethnology Office and the National Theater of Haiti.

First, one of the first musical rendezvous of the event was given by the Haitian group Boukman Eksperyans at the Oistins Fish Fry in the presence of Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and CARICOM Secretary General Irwin Laroque. Lòlò and Manzè have lost none of their energy of 20 years and have launched the reputation of the Haitian evenings in Bridgetown.

The "Emergent" Trilogy composed of young artists Jean Francois Mandela, Fermilus Mackenson Lenor Fils and Clints Pavélus quickly became one of the best marks of appreciation of the Caribbean public...

In addition to the podium, the theaters of "Franck Colymore Hall" and "Comebermere School" also been the witness of beautiful Haitian evenings. In this category, Haiti distinguished itself first with the famous show Nanchon 21 which made the headlines the next day of its representation in the Barbadian newspaper "The Nation News". Note also the Standing ovation at the "Combermere School" dedicated to the choreography of the folk dance troupe of the National Theater of Haiti.

At Community College, it is a demonstration of the artists of the exhibition "New wave" which made waves. The artists Mario Benjamin, Frantz Jacques, André Eugène and David Thebaud created their works on the spot.

Concerning the music groups, Barbadian television broadcast live the performance of "Sweet Micky", but also one of the performances of Tabou Combo, since this last group was retained in the program of the closure ceremony.

It should be noted that in parallel with the artistic performances of Erol Josué, Jehyna Sayhier, Fabiene Denis, Val Jeanty or the performances of troops like Nègès Fla-Vodou, Xpression, etc... ; of Haitian speakers such as Emelie Prophète, Jean Euphèle Milcé and Jerry Michel also intervened at the Symposium on the theme: "The Haitian Perspectives on Culture and Creative Industries".

"We arrived with our pride in Barbados. We back ven more proud of Haiti after this remarkable journey that our artists, engines of the development of the Creative Industries, have made in Carifesta," declared Limond Toussaint, Minister of Culture.

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