16th Annual Haitian Compas Festival to feature more than a dozen bands including Kassav, Tabou Combo – Haiti –

Thousands of Haitian and Caribbean music fans will get to experience that sound for themselves when Kassav makes a rare South Florida appearance Saturday at the 16th Annual Haitian Compas Festival at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens.

The five-member band, which is usually as large as 13 musicians on stage, will join a line-up of mostly Haitian konpa bands that include homegrown Haitian rock stars, Tabou Combo, and newer generation konpa acts like T-Vice, Carimi, Djakout #1 and others as they celebrate Haitian Flag Day and heritage month.

Also among the 13-bands lined up are Barikad Crew, a rap Kreyòl group that counts among its fan base a former Haiti first lady turned presidential candidate; and Grammy-nominated roots band Boukman Eksperyans, which fuses local rhythms with rock and reggae. via –


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