NEW YORK — For the previous yr, the WXPN public radio station in Philadelphia has elevated Haitian music by means of its programming on “Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans.” To cap it off, a number of the hottest Haitian musical entertainers will carry out on the metropolis’s first Kanaval Ball pageant subsequent week.
Scheduled for Jan. 9 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, Kanaval Ball will characteristic Grammy-winning DJ and producer Michael Brun and folkloric dance firm Nadia Dieudonne & Feet of Rhythm, together with famend bands RAM and Boukman Eksperyans. These acts will play alongside the world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which is predicated in New Orleans.
Dieudonne and her group plan to carry out conventional Haitian dance, however the carnival-inspired occasion additionally gives alternatives to discover the similarities between her craft and the second line model of dance popularized in New Orleans Mardi Gras parades, she stated.
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