Arts & Culture

Twelfth PAP Jazz Festival Closes Big at Beachside Resort

A seaside beach resort in a country typically categorized by its poverty is the last place one would expect the closing event for an international jazz festival. Makeshift VIP sections with wicker furniture were roped off to the front of the stage, while early comers sat behind them in seats sinking in the sand. While Decameron Indigo Beach Resort and Spa—the former Club Med under Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier—is known for its expansive property, the shore where the closing event for the Port-Au-Prince International Jazz Festival was held seemed particularly small that night as hundreds of people situated themselves along the beach.

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Vania André

Editor in chief, Haitian Times.
Experienced communications professional with a demonstrated history of working in public relations, communications and journalism. Skilled in public relations, digital communications, and editorial management.

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February 12, 2018