6th Annual Kreyolfest Presents Diverse Menu of Artists
Haitian Times Staff
NEW YORK - Continuing its tradition, Kreyolfest presents a diverse musical line up that is sure to satisfy a broad range of taste when the gates open at Brooklyn’s Wingate Park on Saturday June 24, 2006.
The line up which features – Emeline Michel, Orchestre Septentrional, RAM, Zenglen, CaRiMi, Nu Look, T-Vice and Djakout Mizik – incorporates, jazz , roots, big band, techno and full band Haitian musical genres.
Kreyolfest, which is celebrating its 6th year, is fast becoming one of the top outdoor festivals in New York City and a place for family and friends to gather under a warm ambiance.
“We are thrilled with the line up and look forward to yet another great festival,” said Garry Pierre-Pierre, editor and publisher of the Haitian Times, Kreyolfest organizers. “We diversify the acts every year so that we give the audience a chance to see bands that they otherwise wouldn’t see anywhere.”
Pierre-Pierre pointed that only three acts from last year’s festival are returning. This is pattern has been a staple of Kreyolfest since its inception. While the Haitian Times and Enigma - the co-organizers - diversify the line up, they make sure that the hot bands return.
“At the same time, we have to give the people what they want,” said Pierre-Pierre. “Everyone knows who they are. People ask for these bands if they don’t see them in the initial line up.”
In addition to the musical festivities, festival goers will have access to an all day health fair where they can check blood pressure, heart rate and dental check up for their children.
Doors open exactly at Noon. The first 2,000 people will receive a free gift. In addition to the music and food, Kreyolfest will have a kiddie carnival – featuring face painting, games and balloons - from Noon until 4 PM. Kreyolfest is made possible in part with the support of HealthPlus, Comcel, Socatransfer, Family Medical Practice, Power 105 and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
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