The annual Kreyolfest festival celebrated 15 years on Sunday with their latest installment of the Brooklyn-based cultural festival. The line up featured Konpa, roots and soukous and was hosted by popular Haitian comedian Tonton Bicha. The festival was sponsored by Metroplus, JetBlue, and Maimonides Medical Center.
Popular Haitian artists including Zin, Wanito and System Band performed. Congolese band Mabina Dancers returned for a second year after a captivating performance in 2014.
“When we changed the festival from paid to free, we promised that the quality of the event would not decrease, and we are delighted at the caliber of our sponsors, which will allow us to honor our pledge to the community,” said Garry Pierre-Pierre, publisher of the Haitian Times and Kreyolfest’s executive producer. “This festival is important to the Haitian Times business strategy of being the bridge to the community. We expect a huge turnout and an early crowd since we have many activities.”