Krewe du Kanaval stands with KANPE

February 25, 2019

Last week was the second edition of Krewe Kanaval in Louis Armstrong Park at Congo Square in New Orleans highlighted by a celebratory procession. This included the coronation of Krewe du Kanaval’s King and Queen, DJ Jubilee and Chef Leah Chase, and featured performances by:

  • Boukman Eksperyans of Haiti
  • The Preservation Hall Collective
  • Northside Skull and Bones Gang
  • New Breed Brass Band
  • FanFan Dama Louis
  • Chakra Dance Theatre
  • Seguenon Kone
  • Papa Titos Sampa
  • DJ sets from our partners Radio Gonbo Kreyol

The Krewe du Kanaval Ball took place at the Civic Theatre with Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Boukman Eksperyans, Diplo, Jillionaire, Michael Brun, Paul Beaubrun, DJ Windows 98 and other 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 in 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.”

Photo Credits: Youssef Shoufan, Isabelle Thibault, Anaïs Monteiro

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