On Sept. 2, Venus International Productions, Harmon Linder & Rogowsky, and Madame Gougouse hosted the annual Haitian Labor Day Festival on Sept. 2 at Eisenhower Park on Long Island. For the first time in the festival’s history since its inception in 2012, the Haitian Labor Day festival featured a contest between the bands and performers with the winner took home $10,000.
Kreyol la took home the grand prize for best performance, which was judged by a six-person panel that included some of the major players in the Haitian Music Industry.
“I learned the news with joy. It was a competition with the best of the HMI, so it was not easy,” Ti Joe Zenny, of Kreyol La said. “Harmonik did a great show, Gabel as well, not counting T-Vice who made a lot of effort. I knew that Kreyòl La was among the best but we were still waiting for the result of the jury to be fixed, “said the lead vocal of Kreyòl La.”
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