Artists demand carnival against all odds
Some Haitian artists gathered on Thursday, February 28, 2019 to demand that the Haitian government
Carnival, an economic activity
Speaking at this conference, Théodore Beaubrun Junior, by his artist name Lolo of the group Boukman Eksperyans, said that the carnival is a tradition in Haitian culture, a moment of pleasure, and an anti-stress that allows the population to get rid of the frustrations of society, but especially an opportunity for different sectors of national life to earn some money. “We, the artists
It is not Mimerose P. Beaubrun “Manzè” of Boukman Eksperyans who will say the opposite. “It’s a season, a period in the calendar. Nobody has the right to serve as an obstacle to the realization of this tradition which is a therapy for the population. It’s also a time for us artists, musicians and the public to take advantage of these activities to benefit from economic spin-offs, “she said, noting that whatever the conditions, they will be on the streets during the three fat days.
For his part, the singer of the group Kanpèch, Frédéric Pierre-Louis, better known under the name of Fredo, in the meantime recalled that the artists have dedicated their lives to defend the country, the Haitian culture through their songs, their meringues.
They demand accounts …
These artists threaten to demand accountability for carnival funds if the state prevents its realization. They took the opportunity to denounce the decision of the mayor of Port-au-Prince, who opted to cancel the carnival without consulting the artists while the sound and lighting companies are ready, according to some representatives .
However, the artists announced that they will meet with the Minister of Culture and Communication, Jean-Michel Lapin, to plan the organization of the carnival. In addition, they make an appointment to the press on Saturday, March 2, 2019, to communicate the list of groups that will participate in carnival parade in Port-au-Prince and in provincial cities during the three fat days.