It’s official. Kanaval 2013 will be held in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. President Martelly has mandated that the national carnival be held in a different department every year with last year’s being held for the first time in the southern city of Les Cayes. This was due to the fact that last year, there were still people living in tents in Port-au-Prince’s Champs de Mars where the carnival procession usually takes place. Since the carnival in Lex Cayes was considered to be a success by many, there was relatively little resistance to giving other departments a chance to shine. In the meantime, individual cities and towns will continue having their normal carnival festivities as usual.
However, one of the problems is that many people cannot afford to travel to carnival in other departments and, as was the case last year, Cap-Haitien may not be ready to accomodate everyone who visits for carnival.
What do you think of this idea of rotating carnival across the various departments? Do you think the idea will be reversed after Martelly’s term is up? Speak your mind - Di Sa’w Vle!
Wecome to the HaitiXchange Kanaval Music Player. We’ll be adding music for 2013 as they come out. In the meantime you’ll find Kanaval music for 2012 as well as years past. Click on the year you want, than click on the song you’d like to listen to. You can go to another year by clicking on the large, “Change Playlist” button on the left.
Please send any songs that you would like included in the list in mp3 format, to