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Haitian Carnival is Nearly Here! How Will You Celebrate?
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Haitian Carnival is Nearly Here! How Will You Celebrate?

With a diverse mix of African, European and Latin American ancestry, cultural expression holds a special place in the hearts of…

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Haitian Mas Group to March In Annual West Indian American Parade Not Allowed on Parkway
Arts & Culture, New York

Haitian Mas Group to March In Annual West Indian American Parade Not Allowed on Parkway

After much fanfare and excitement around Banboche Mas, one of Haiti’s first mas camp, taking part in the 51st West Indian American Day Parade, the masqueraders and float were not allowed to take part in the festivities after failing to pass inspection at a checkpoint on Buffalo Avenue and Eastern Parkway. 

Carnival Festivities Went on as Haiti’s Historic Iron Market Burned
Haiti, News

Carnival Festivities Went on as Haiti’s Historic Iron Market Burned

Hundreds of families woke up Tuesday having lost everything. On Tuesday night, the stands filled up with onlookers wearing matching t-shirts, carnival goers crowded the streets and by Wednesday morning, the last float had made its way through the parade route without running low on gas. In the end, everyone went home to sleep off a night of celebration because in Haiti, even when the rest of the country burns, the show must go on. This year’s theme: “Haiti Jan l Dwe ye a – Haiti the Way it Should be.”

At Least 16 Dead In Haiti Carnival Barikad Crew Float Accident
Haiti, News Out of Haiti

At Least 16 Dead In Haiti Carnival Barikad Crew Float Accident

At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical group’s Carnival float was shocked by high-voltage wires above the street, setting off a panic in which dozens of people were trampled, officials said.

The accident occurred as thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. Video from the scene showed sparks coursing from the wire after a singer from the Haitian hip-hop group Barikad Crew was jolted by the overhead power line as the float passed beneath it. The cable appeared to have shocked several others as well.

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KANAVAL 2015

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