Opening the doors to new experiences, embracing traditions and recognizing the power of music, the 5th Annual Haitian Independence Festival promises to serve as a springboard for music lovers from all over the globe. In four years the festival has grown in popularity, in attendance and quality due to the appreciation and cooperation of its audience who are all staunch believers that a day full of melodic delights surrounded by a celebration of freedom and liberty is the best way to start off the New Year.
On Saturday, January 19, 2008, Kaliko Productions will once again unveil the crème of the crop in the Haitian Music Industry, while welcoming an International artist and debuting some new comers, all on one stage in Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Acts like T-Vice, Nu Look, Hangout, Djakout Mizik, Azor, Jesifra, Gabel, Zin, Krezi Mizik, CaRiMi and Grammy Award winner, Jamaican born reggae singer Junior Reid. Capturing the essence of this monumental time in history, which is Haiti’s Bi-Centennial, this year’s festival will serve as a stepping stone for other cultures to share in Haiti’s pride of being the first free black republic, a feat conquered in 1804.
This time around, the festival will be concentrating on the fundamental nature of the sounds that best represent Haiti, while adding a tropical spice to stir the pot in coherence with the Miami flavor that encompasses diversity and multiplicity. In a class by itself, the 5th Annual Haitian Independence Festival is a sure fire way to kick-off 2008 with the right doses of entertainment, surprises and distinction.