Krewe du Kanaval celebrates Haiti

February 16, 2020

New Orleans hosted the third edition of Krewe du Kanaval this weekend. For two days, the festivities paid tribute to the Haitian roots of this city located in the south of the United States.

The Kanaval Ball took place at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The public was able to attend the performances of:

  • Arcade Fire
  • The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Michael Brun
  • Jillionnaire
  • Lakou Mizik
  • Pierre Kwenders
  • Paul Beaubrun
  • Many special guests

All proceeds from Kanaval will be donated to KANPE and Preservation Hall Foundation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and thank you to all the members of the Krewe du Kanaval.

About Krewe du Kanaval:
Co-founded by Régine Chassagne, Win Butler and Preservation Hall, Krewe du Kanaval celebrates the historical relationship between Haiti and New Orleans. Krewe’s conception can be traced back to 2015, when Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, brought members of Preservation Hall to Haiti. Their experiences planted the seeds of a Mardi Gras krewe to celebrate the shared connections between the two cultures. “Wherever I go to New Orleans I feel Haiti,” says Régine. “The music I hear, the food I taste, the colours, the movement, the spirit of the city. Our Krewe aims to celebrate and strengthen this deep bond.”

Credit photo: Isabelle Thibault for The KANPE Foundation

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