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Haiti canceled Carnival. But these artists are making it up at the Haitian Compas Festival in Miami

Lately, life hasn’t been kind to Haiti’s konpa musicians. Their usually profitable summer and winter touring season both took hits thanks to the country’s deepening political crisis, souring economy and State Department travel warnings. Shows got canceled, promoters and artists had to return advances and then in March, the government canceled Carnival, making matters worse. […]