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Tag: Cécile McLorin Salvant

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Highlights from 13th Edition of PAPJAZZ Festival

The Jazz Haiti Foundation hosted its 13th Annual PAPJAZZ International Festival from Jan. 19 – Jan. 26, which featured international acts from Haiti, the United States, Israel and Sweden to name a few.

Haiti festival seeks to reconnect Jazz back to the people
Arts & Culture, Haiti

Haiti festival seeks to reconnect Jazz back to the people

Like many indicators of black culture, we’ve seen an evolution of Jazz that has led her away from her Black roots and closer to the upper echelons of wealth, leaving the depth of her sound to be enjoyed by elite whites, instead of the children of her creators. However for Milena Sandler and Joel Widmaier, Jazz —  a genre that was birthed by black communities across the United States — deserves to be enjoyed by everyone, especially by the masses.