iciHaiti – Culture : Haiti en Folie Festival in Montreal (Programming)
Following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the Haiti en Folie Festival team (July 26 to August 1, 2021) preferred to take a step back and change part of the programming to offer some of the free online activities as a support and solidarity to the Haitian people who are going through difficult times.
A program under the theme “15 years of the Festival Haiti en Folie” : memories, assessment and look to the future, will make you discover Haitian culture in all its authenticity with invited personalities including Dany Laferrière (Honorary President), Dominique Anglade, the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, Rodney St-Éloi, Mayor Valérie Plante, Isabelle Racicot, Alexandra Diaz, Sylvie Desgroseilliers, Yole Dérose… as well as artists from the local scene such as Rebecca Jean, Rara Soley, Patrice Dauphin, Mélissa Dauphin, Malicious, Marina Mathieu, Stella Lemaine, Sara-Claudia Ligondé, Alexa Carrénard, Myriam Charles and many others…
“[…] This 15th edition of the Haiti en Folie Festival is entirely dedicated to you, and we will live it with you, from one end of the planet to the other. It is to the sound of voodoo rhythms and roots, drums, percussion, tchatcha, vaccines that we will echo the voices of our ancestors who fought for a better Haiti. The programming of this 15th Festival Haiti en Folie, which combines the voices of artists from the mother country and the Haitian diaspora, reflects the spirit, the beauty and the determination of a whole people” declared Fabienne Colas , president and founder of the Festival Haïti en Folie.
Part of the programming will be free and festival fans will be able to purchase a passport at the special price of $29 (+ taxes and fees) giving access to all digital programming. It will also be possible to purchase individual tickets for indoor events.
Festival programming : https://montreal.haitienfolie.com/programmation-2021/