haitian carnival or kanaval
Here is how President Michel Martelly has decided to end his presidency. Kanaval 2016 Sweet Miky, TI LILI (Liliane Pierre Paul)
As per Haitian proverb, if you add "Ti" before someone's name, you infer that, the person is a thief. When President Michel Martelly visited Radio Television Caraibes on May 16, 2013 for a program, he commented if Lilianne Pierre Paul terms 'Michel Martelly' as 'Sweet Micky', there would be nothing wrong for him to call her as "Ti lili." Liliane opened her criticism with a French proverb which means, 'comparison is not right, it proves nothing'. She said, Sweet Micky is the name that gave Martelly his musical career and his position as the Head of the State, whereas 'Lily' is a name that was affectionately given by her brother. Liliane Pierre-Paul is a pride of the Haitian society; she is the President of the Association of Haitian Media and also a star reporter and a regular host of Radio Kiskeya. She has remained vocal against all irregularities and election frauds, especially targeting Martelly's PHTK platform. Recently, the President Martelly has released his carnival meringue for 2016 targeting journalist Liliane Pierre-Paul. It is a shame for a man like his stature to display own displeasure and disrespect in such a vulgar manner. However, if he has chosen to mark the end of his government in this manner, not in a cohesive tone, it would a typically of his character.
Presentation of queens and kings of Carnival for the National Carnival 2015, Nou tout se Ayiti.
On Sunday, 15 February, President Martelly in the presence of several important ministers and government dignitaries inaugurated the National Carnival 2015 on the theme "Nou tout se Ayiti" (or "We are Haitians") at the National Palace. Minister Raton who is the Minister of Culture and also the Honorary President of the Carnival, took the opportunity to congratulate the Head of the State for his dedication and determination in successfully organizing the biggest cultural event of the country. The President reciprocated his thankfulness to the organizers and revelers for cultivating solidarity and exposing the talents of Haitian artisans. A successful, organized Carnival is helpful in attracting tourists and investment in the country.
Major accident during Haiti Kanaval
Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul decreed three days of national mourning for 16 people electrocuted and killed by a falling overhead power line during the 2015 Carnival parade. Another 78 people were either killed or injured during a stampede away from the sparking cable flailing in the air.
Eyewitnesses at the parade said a person seated atop one of 16 floats in the parade took a stick and tried to move a power line in the path of the float. Suddenly the power line fell, electrocuting a member of Barikad Crew, its lead vocalist Fantom, who survived. Some people were able to escape injury, but others could not avoid being struck by the sparking cable. Paul cancelled the last day of Carnival, and his government will hold a state funeral for the deceased as well as a candlelight vigil at the accident site for all victims.
The radio host at trans Inter is having problem with the presence of a Cemetery stand in the middle of a carnival celebration in Haiti. According to Mr. Daly Valet, the presence of the Cemetery of Port-au-Prince Kanaval stand is not an innocent act by the Martelly Government.
Daly Valet who admitted that he's not a superstitious person by any mean, asked many questions that would be very important for the public to know an answer for. However, the remain unanswered:
What is a cemetery stand doing in a carnival?
Why all those mystical symbols in the stand?
What kind of publicity a public cemetery feels that it needs to do and why in a Carnival?
Where does the cemetery of Port-au-Prince find money in he amount of $8 thousand US dollars to finance a Carnival stand?
According to Daly Valet, the only thing he could come up with is that there was Black Magic going on in the intersection where the Cemetary of Port-au-Prince carnival stand was placed.
Ki sa yon Cimetye de Potoprens stand vini fe nan yon kafou 4 tet nan yon Kanaval?
Spokesman for Port-au-Prince mayor, Pierre Duplan, said President Martelly has verified the National Carnival will be held in Port-au-Prince this year in February. The organizing committee cannot begin preparing for the 2015 National Carnival until the consensus government is in place.
Participants will include 44 marching bands and 8 DJ floats that will perform at Champ de Mars. The budget is estimated to be 8 million gourdes, to be granted by the Ministry of the Interior.
Mardi gras is the day we are all have been waiting for. Mardi Gras is also called "Fat Tuesday". It is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday. This marks the last day of celebration. The first day of Lent begins the next day. It is fun, dance a Gogo
As we are counting down to Mardi Gras, we find Lundi Gras. This is the second full day of celebration for the Kanaval season in Haiti. At this point, the musical bands that participated in the parade on Sunday Gras are doing an evaluation of their performance. You usually find many excuses as well as to why some bands did not perform that well
Dimance Gras is the official day that the Kanaval season begins. It is the first of three days filled with streets musics. The musical bands that have been talking trash to other bands can nolonger. Now it is time to perform based on sound, decoration and more. This marks the beginning of a long three days for them.
The 2014 Haitian Carnival season. In Haiti, we call it Kanaval as this type of celebration and the way in which we celebrate it is unique to Haiti. This year the theme of the Kanaval season is "Tèt kole pou Ayiti Pi Djanm" (Together for a stronger Haiti).
On November 2013, the Haitian government made it official that the 2014 Kanaval will be held in Gonaives