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Montserrat Represented at Regional Cultural Committee Meeting

Montserrat Represented at Regional Cultural Committee Meeting

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Director of the Montserrat Arts Council, Chadd Cumberbatch is currently in Haiti for the 23rd Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC). The meeting scheduled from July 8 to 10, 2015 opened with official launch of the Caribbean Festival of Arts ...

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July 9th, 2015

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Haiti gears up to host Carifesta XII

Haiti gears up to host Carifesta XII

The Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture runs from August 21 – 30 When most people think of Haiti, images of the devastating earthquake in 2010 immediately come to mind. Guy Francois Jr, Consulate General to Haiti in Miami says the country has since been making tremendous ...

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July 7th, 2015

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Regional Launch of CARIFESTA XII

Regional Launch of CARIFESTA XII

THE Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XII) will be hosted 21-30 August 2015 in Haiti under the theme “our roots, our culture, our common future”.  CARIFESTA is a multi-disciplinary, mega event that showcases the cultural expressions of artists in 30 countries in the ...

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July 5th, 2015

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Word of mouth (July/August 2015)

Word of mouth (July/August 2015)

Haiti hosts the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, and a London exhibition celebrates the legacy of John La Rose On Haitian earth Philip Sander explains the historic significance of Carifesta’s visit to Haiti There’s a sad disproportion between Haiti’s vast presence in the ...

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July 4th, 2015

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Haiti to host the 12th edition of CARIFESTA

Haiti to host the 12th edition of CARIFESTA

CARIFESTA, which is the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, has fused all forms of expression of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1972. As a result, it has become a major multicultural and international event that increasingly attracts countries from ...

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July 4th, 2015

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Minister Stephanie Villedrouin: Putting Haiti Back on the Tourism Map

Minister Stephanie Villedrouin: Putting Haiti Back on the Tourism Map

Stephanie Villedrouin, Haiti’s dynamic Minister for Tourism and Creative Industries, made a stop in Boston this month to spread the good news about Haiti’s burgeoning travel and hospitality trade. Already buoyed by an 11 percent increase in tourist visits over the last year ...

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June 24th, 2015

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Carifesta XII will be staged in five cities in Haiti- will celebrate Caribbean diversity

Carifesta XII will be staged in five cities in Haiti- will celebrate Caribbean diversity

CARIFESTA XII in Haiti will be a celebration of Caribbean diversity. It will also provide an “outstanding podium” for Caribbean and international artistes. This is the view expressed by Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM Peterson Noel, who was at the time, updating  the media in ...

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June 18th, 2015

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Haiti promises “biggest, best” ever Carifesta

Haiti promises “biggest, best” ever Carifesta

Under the theme “Our Roots, Our Culture, Our Common Future,” the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is set to be held from August 21-30, in Haiti, and according to a top Haitian official, his country and its people are preparing to make this celebration one of the ...

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June 18th, 2015

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Philippe Dodard, Artistic Director of CARIFESTA

Philippe Dodard, Artistic Director of CARIFESTA

Born in Haiti in 1954, Philippe Dodard is considered one of the leaders of Haitian contemporary art and as the one who lead the harmonization between painting, sculpture, drawing and sound. Dodard was able to mix the iconographic features of Africa and the Caribbean to ...

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May 25th, 2015

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Haitians all over the world celebrate their flag

Haitians all over the world celebrate their flag

On May 18th, 2015 many celebrations took place around the island and in the diaspora, to honor the Haitian Flag. Here’s a bit of history on our beloved flag. “For the flag, for the country, dying is grand,” this is the opening line of “La Dessalinienne” ...

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May 19th, 2015

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