The 2015 PleziKanaval Awards are set for February 26, 2015 at the Karibe Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The award show, created by Carel Pedre, will honor this year’s top artists, bands and Kanaval tracks featured on PleziKanaval.com.
UPDATE: See the complete 2015 PleziKanaval Award Winners List
One individual or group will be chosen from each of the following categories:
Best Konpa Band
- Kreyol La – Peyi Cho Pa Pou Mwen Feat. Sammy B
- T-Vice – Warete
- Djakout #1 – 2 Gidon (Pa Gen Konpetisyon)
- Carimi & Mikaben – Dife
See the full list
At least 18 people have died after a power line fell on to Barikad Crew’s carnival float in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince.
Witnesses said someone on the float used a stick to move the power line to let the float pass, the Associated Press news agency reported.
A doctor at a nearby hospital told the news agency that at least 18 people had died. Some were electrocuted, others died in the panic which ensued.
Officials said another 60 people had been injured.
President Michel Martelly gave his condolences to the victims on Twitter.
“My sincere sympathy to the victims of the serious incident at Champ de Mars on the second day of carnival,” the president tweeted in French.
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Check out our 2015 Haiti Carnival timeline with news from different sources.
Watch Brothers Posse – Bon Bò-A Kanaval 2015 video – directed by Reginald F. Georges.
Watch Vil La De Top Adlerman – Fè’l Pou Tèt Ou Kanaval 2015 video – directed by Roodmy Poulard.
Watch Boukman Eksperyans – Pèpè Yè Kanaval 2015 video.