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Haiti - Music : D-4, 13th Edition of the International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince
15/01/2019 09:45:57

Haiti - Music : D-4, 13th Edition of the International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince
"Music is to culture what spirituality is to the soul; it nourishes and beautifies it, thus crossing time and space," declared Jean Michel Lapin, proud to accompany the organizers of the 13th edition of the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival "PAP JAZZ 2019", one of the largest international jazz events in the Caribbean, which runs from January 19 to 26.

PAP-JAZZ Haiti is finally an annual cultural event for musicians from around the world, which puts Haiti under the spotlights of the global village. In addition to Haiti, 16 other countries are represented (Germany, Benin, Canada, Chile, Congo, Spain, United States, France, Great Britain, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Mexico, Panama, Sweden and Switzerland), the headliners Grammy Awards, Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective, Cécile McLorin Salvant, the British Joss Stone, the French Émile Parisien, Victoire du Jazz, a duet of pianists Laurent de Wilde and Ray Lema on the stage Triumph, Barbra Lica from Canada. Spain, country of honor this year, will be represented Antonio Serrano, a renowned flamenco-jazz musician and recipient of a Flamenco Jazz Award in 2014, this fantastic harmonica player has collaborated with Paco de Lucia and is considered one of the most talented in Spain.

In total more than forty groups from around the world are scheduled, among which we note a very good participation of Haiti with local artists and the diaspora as BIC, Paul Beaubrun, Phyllisia Ross, Akoustik, Claude Carré, the young Fatima...

PAPJAZZ 2019 in a few figures :

  • 1st eco-friendly music festival in Haiti;
  • 17 countries represented;
  • 19 Haitian, local and diaspora music groups;
  • 20 foreign music groups;
  • 200 musicians in total;
  • 45 concerts including 75% free;
  • 350 million potential listeners worldwide thanks to the partnership with Groupe Radio France;
  • First public / private sustainable partnership model with the Ministries of Culture and Tourism and the BRH;
  • 13 years of partnership with embassies and foreign institutions;
  • Loyalty of half a dozen sponsors for 13 years;
  • $ 1 per ticket sold to the Catts Pressoir Music School;
  • More than 200 temporary jobs generated;
  • More than 16 free workshops and lectures;
  • 12 different sites in the capital;
  • Decentralization to 2 provinces: Cap-Haitien & Jacmel;
  • 1 "discovery" scene where more than 20 young musicians can perform under ideal conditions (all types of music combined).

All programming on : papjazzhaiti.org/4394-2/

Tickets and packages online on : https://www.lakayiti.com/event-ticket/

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