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A Look at CARIFESTA in Haiti, in Photos

 A cultural celebration in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just the 12th time the regional CARIFESTA festival has been held, but this year’s edition is finally in one of the region’s cultural capitals: Haiti. The festival, which officially …

CARIFESTA Comes to Haiti

 The Caribbean’s top cultural festival begins Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff CARIFESTA, the Caribbean’s top regional cultural event, officially begins on Friday. The 12th edition of the festival, which last took place in Suriname in 2013, is being held …

The Caribbean’s Largest Cultural Festival is Set to Launch in Haiti

 Major festival coming this month to Haiti By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARIFESTA, the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, is launching next week and will run from August 21-30. This is the 12th edition of the festival, which …

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 Above: Haitian performers at this year’s CARIFESTA By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially been named the host country for what will be the 12th edition of the CARIFESTA regional cultural festival in 2015. Haiti’s Tourism Ministry had announced …

 Above: CARIFESTA By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly will be attending the CARIFESTA regional arts festival in Suriname this weekend. Martelly is set to arrive Friday in Paramaribo to be on hand for the conclusion of the …

 Above: the CARIFESTA opening ceremony By the Caribbean Journal staff The 11th edition of the CARIFESTA regional cultural festival is officially underway in Suriname. It is the first time the Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture has been held since …

 Above: CARIFESTA in 2009 By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s CARIFESTA will see the participation of 30 countries, according to Ivan Graanoogst, chairman of the host country committee. Officials in Suriname say 24 countries have already confirmed their attendance …

 Above: CARIFESTA in 2006 By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname has six weeks until its hosts the long-awaited return of the CARIFESTA regional arts festival. Last week, Suriname officially signed its host country agreement for the festival, which sets out …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be the host country for the Caribbean’s regional CARIFESTA cultural festival in 2015, the country’s Ministries of Culture and Tourism said on Tuesday. CARIFESTA, the Caribbean Festival of the …

 Above: the Amazon River in Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly continued his South American tour with a visit to Suriname on Friday. Martelly met with Suriname President Desi Bouterse in Paramaribo, discussing agriculture, the free …

 Above: OAS SG Jose Miguel Insulza and Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government is making a bid to host the CARIFESTA arts and music festival in 2015, according to President Michel Martelly. CARIFESTA is returning …

 Above: CARIFESTA in 2006 in Port of Spain (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARIFESTA, the Caribbean festival of the creative and performing arts, will return after what will have been a five-year hiatus, with Suriname hosting the event …

 Above: a production of The Tempest in 2009, the festival’s first year (Photo: Shakespeare in Paradise) A piece set on an island, sometimes prone to storms. It’s not The Tempest, but the work of husband-and-wife team Nicolette Bethel and Philip …