Zakafest, Free Haitian Cultural Event
Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
ZakaFest embraces all aspects of Haitian culture and delivers a creative product that appeals to a variety of audiences.
Zakafest is the answer to bridging the gap between Haitian American youth and their knowledge of Haitian oral history. The stories, folk music and traditional dress of our ancestors must be known or easily found online by our internet savvy youth. We will be featuring workshops on Haitian drums, like the tanbou by Sanba Zao, a Haitian folklore dance workshop by Manno Merisier, a Dance Kompa workshop by Sofie Gilot, Dr. Gilles of "Bookmanlit.com" will speak on Bois Caiman (Bwa Kayiman in Creole) which was one of two gatherings before the Haitian Revolution as will be discussed and many live performances that bridge traditional folk with youth inspired genre's of music. Zakafest, where we share Haitian oral, traditional and historical history responsibly.
When & Where
Zakafest of Fondasyon Zaka formerly known as The Backyard Movement
ZakaFest was founded to promote Haitian culture in South Florida. We strive to connect people to Haitian folk life via music, art, dance, and more! The festival is a fun-filled educational experience that showcases a variety of traditional Haitian art forms. Zakafest.com