Thousands of people took to the streets in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area on Sunday to kick off the pre-carnival bacchanal. Every Sunday until February 15th, DJs will take to the streets along the Champs de Mars to give people a taste of what is to come for carnival itself. Djs such as DJ Fanfan, Tony Mix, Soundesign and many others will mix and play the myriad of carnival songs that are expected to be released prior to the big dance. In early February thousands of Haitians living abroad will descend upon their politically troubled, sun-drenched homeland to soak in the festivities.

Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.

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