One of the biggest nights in the Haitian music industry — the Plezikanaval Awards — took place on February 26 and gave us plenty of amazing moments to talk about for weeks to come.
SawPanse.com has been tracking all the social media buzz around the event, including tweets, Instagram, Facebook photos and videos culled from artist and fan sources, so you can catch up from your own device.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the show (in no particular order) – don’t forget to click NEXT PAGE at the bottom to see more:
Drumroll, please! The PleziKanaval Awards brought out stars and industry folks alike in the Haitian capital Thursday night. Among those in attendance were Michael Guirand from Carimi, Shabba from Djakout #1, Mikaben, J. Perry, Izolan, Garcelle Beauvais, Laurent Lamothe, and President Michel Martelly.
The awards show was hosted by Richie from Klass and started at 8 p.m. local time at the Karibe Hotel.
Check out the complete list of winners below to find out who walked away with a trophy! (This post will be updated throughout the night as more winners are announced.)
Haitian music stars are currently recording a new song to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the 2015 Kanaval in Haiti. At least 18 people died after a power line fell on to Barikad Crew’s carnival float in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince on February 17, 2015.
The song will feature Djakout #1, Shabba, Roro, Mikaben, Okyjems, Izolan, Vwadezil, K-Zino and more.
Stay tuned with SawPanse.com for the track title and release date.
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.