Haiti to Host Music Festivals Network Africa-Caribbean-Pacific

After stops in Africa (Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gabon, Tanzania), Europe (Denmark), in the Indian Ocean (Réunion) and the Pacific (Vanuatu), Haiti has been chosen to host the next Music Festivals Network Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP), Caracoli reports in Defend Haiti.

The even takes place from January 28th through the 31st, when Haiti will host the Music Festivals Network Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP).

Led by the French association, Zone Franche, and the World Music Network , the project aims to develop music industry festivals among the ACP partners. This project is supported by the European Union.

The business meetings will be held in Port-au-Prince from 28 to 31 January 2012, hosted by the Jazz Foundation Haiti, organizer of the Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, in partnership with Caracol and the French Institute in Haiti. Forty Haitian music professionals will gather to meet their foreign counterparts in workshops to network and exchange experiences and expertise. There will be opportunities during the meeting to showcase Haitian music.

Among the visitors expected are Jose Da Silva, manager of the recently-deceased Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora, Philippe Conrath, Africolor festival director and Christoph Borkowsky, president of the WOMEX – World Music Expo.

For the original report go to http://www.defend.ht/entertainment/articles/music/2372-haiti-to-host-music-festivals-network-acp

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