PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - After stops in Africa (Burkina
Faso, Cape Verde, Gabon, Tanzania), Europe (Denmark), in the Indian
Ocean (Réunion) and the Pacific (Vanuatu), Haiti was chosen to host the
next Music Festivals Network Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP).
The even takes place from January 28th through the 31st, Haiti will host the
Music Festivals Network Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP).
Led by the French association,
World Music Network
, the project aims to develop the music industry festivals around the
ACP partners in space. This project is supported by the program to
support cultural industries ACP Program ACP Group of States funded by
the European Union.
The business meetings will be held in Port-au-Prince from 28 to 31
January 2012, relayed 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 enhance the exchange of expertise and networking or show
cases presenting a variety of Haitian music.
Among the foreign professionals expected include Jose Da Silva,
manager of the Cape Verdean singer recently disappeared, Cesaria Evora,
Philippe Conrath, Africolor festival director, Christoph Borkowsky,
president of the WOMEX - World Music Expo or Lynden Leonce Festival Jazz
in the South of St. Lucia.