Ayiti pi djanm ak jazz

“Haïti plus fort avec le jazz”, “Haiti stronger with jazz” is the theme of International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince that will take place in this city between the 19th and the 26th of February.

The Foundation Haïti Jazz is contributing to disseminate the so often unknown cultural face of Haiti through the organization, together with several national and international partners, of the 5th edition of this festival.

The event will involve the participation of international artists coming from different countries like Germany, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, France and Canada; the host country will also be represented by performers living in Haiti and abroad thus strengthening the promotion of the Kreyol Jazz. The festival will be launched with the Brazilian singer Beatriz Malnic, accompanied by the American pianist Aaron Goldberg and will celebrate its closure with Mino Cinelu, Carsten Daerr Trio and Pauline Jean.

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The 5th edition of the International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince is an expression of the so alive Haitian art; although is not mentioned in international media headings, it is essential to bear in mind that it does exist, it didn´t fall apart nor was it buried in the aftermath of earthquake. The music, the voudou ceremonies, the painting and a diverse array of handicraft are very much present in the neighborhoods, in the streets and in each Haitian home, being an inseparable feature of this nation´s history whose traditions and culture need to be internationally recognized.


Festival´s Agenda:

  • Saturday, 19 – 6:00 pm Scène Prestige: Mushy Widmaier . Beatriz Malnic . Aaron Goldberg

  • Saturday, 19 – 8:00 pm Scène Voilà:Frantz Courtois

  • Sunday, 20 – 5:00 pm Karibe: Beatriz Malnic . Vanessa & Alex Jacquemin, Jane Bunett

  • Sunday, 20 – 8:00 pm Scène Voilà: Jaleb

  • Monday, 21 – 6:00 pm IHA : Claude Carré Trio. Jane Bunett

  • Monday 21 – 8:00 pm O’Brasileiro: Dizwikara

  • Tuesday, 22 – 6:00 pm IHA: Vanessa & Alex Jacquemin . Mushy Widmaier

  • Tuesday, 22 – 8:00 pm Scène Voilà: Jaleb

  • Wednesday, 23 – 6:00 pm IHA: Eblén Macari . Organik Trio

  • Wednesday, 23 – 8:00 pm Scène Voilà : Welmyr Jean Pierre Trio

  • Thursday, 24 – 6:00 pm IFH: Mino Cinelu

  • Thursday, 24 – 7:00 pm Karibe: Jerez Texas . Carsten Daerr Trio

  • Thursday, 24 – 9:00 pm O’Brasileiro: Claude Carré Trio

  • Friday, 25 – 6:00 pm IHA: Organik Trio . Pauline Jean

  • Friday, 25 – 8:00 pm Scène Voilà : Frantz Courtois

  • Saturday, 26 – 4:00 pm Fokal: Eblén Macari

  • Saturday. 26 – 6:00 pm Scène Prestige : Carsten Daerr Trio . Pauline Jean . Mino Cinelu

  • Saturday. 26 – 8:00 pm Scène Voilà : Welmyr Jean Pierre Trio

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Addresses :

  • Scène Prestige: Parc Historique de la Canne à Sucre, Route de Tabarre

  • Scène Voilà: Restaurant Quartier Latin, Place Boyer, Pétion-Ville

  • IHA: Institut Haitiano Américain, Champs-de-Mars

  • Karibe: Karibe Hôtel: 7, Juvéna, Pétion-Ville

  • O’Brasileiro: 103, rue Louverture, Pétion-Ville

  • IFH: Institut Français d’Haïti, 99, rue Lamartinière

  • Fokal: 143, avenue Christophe, Port-au-Prince

For more information please visit the Festival MySpace: www.myspace.com/papjazzhaiti

Sílvia Norte

by Sílvia Norte
Palcos | 17 February 2011 | festival, Haiti, jazz