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Corneille, Joséphine Bacon and Dany Laferrière at the Haiti en folie festival

Corneille, Joséphine Bacon and Dany Laferrière at the Haïti en folie festival


The 16th edition of the Haïti en folie festival will be hybrid and enticing. Among the headliners of the concerts that will be presented indoors, outdoors and online are the singer Corneille, the Innu poet Joséphine Bacon, the author Dany Laferrière and the popular Haitian humorist Kako (who will present the show of humor in Creole Bingo Night at Cabaret La Tulipe).  

From July 25 to 31, the Haïti en folie festival will feature artists from here and abroad celebrating Haitian culture together. More than 150 artists will take part in these seven days of celebrations, which will return to La Fontaine Park, the Gamelin Gardens and the Quartier des Spectacles in particular, after two years of the pandemic. 

The author- composer-performer Corneille will be accompanied by guest artists of Haitian origin. Joining DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of the group Arcade Fire) several female DJs, including DJ Kidcrayola, DJ Special K and DJ Kayssy. 

On the sidelines of the festival, the sound video installation projected on the facade of the Saint-Laurent metro station in Montreal will pay tribute to the 35-year career of novelist Dany Laferrière, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The RARA Haïti en folie carnival parade will be held on July 30 from 4 p.m. through the streets of Plateau-Mont-Royal. 

BélO, Paul Beaubrun, Wesli & Friends will also be there. The Haïti en folie festival also includes cinema components, discussion panels, lunchtime concerts, craft fairs and workshops and book fairs. 

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