Sat. & Sun. May 28-29 - Esplanade Park, River walk, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM:
Corner SW 4th Ave & SW 2nd St. Ft. Lauderdale (next to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
Directions: From I-95 exit Broward Blvd, drive East and turn right on SW 4th Ave.
. In concert, the most sought-after artists in the Creole world!
Beethova Obas the modern troubadour of Creole music, Tanya St-Val the diva of the French-Caribbean Soul-Zouk, Emeline Michel the Queen of Haitian Song and the Canadian Cajun star Brigitte Leblanc will perform live during this free-admission festival.
. Also on stage: Jean Coulanges, Ayabonmbe, Jude-Papa Loko, Tamboo Bamboo, Belya, Mecca a.k.a. Grimo, Fahrenheit, The Band Next Door and more. The beats of Rasin, Konpa, Troubadour, Zouk, Bèlè, Cajun, Calypso, Soca music will be featured.
. Dance shows by Sosyete Koukouy and Bambou of Senegal showcasing the richness of African and Afro-Caribbean dances such as Yanvalou, Rabòday, Congo, Sabar, Djembe to cite a few.
. Art exhibit celebrating a unique aesthetical perspective. Will be showcased the art of renowned international artists including Hersza Barjon, Philippe Dodard, Philippe Chatelain, Marithou Dupoux, Earl Etienne, Levoy Exil, Karine Gabon, Iris, Sophia Lacroix, Ellingworth Moses, Simil, Sufal.
. Exhibit of handicraft and industrial products inspired by Creole traditions and selected for their uniqueness.
. Culinary art by chefs of Creole cuisine.
Sat. May 28, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
111 E. Las Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale (Downtown campus, Askew Tower Room 724)
. Literary forum by renowned scholars: “Evolution of the Creole culture and globalization” - Under the patronage of Barry University and FAU
Dr. Charles H. Rowell (USA) Professor - English Department, Texas A&M University - founder and editor of Callaloo literary journal; Lionel Trouillot (Haiti) Writer/Professeur of Literature at Université Caraïbe, winner of 2005 Human Right Literature Bruxelles; Roger Savain (Miami) bilingual education consultant/writer; Roger Toumson Professor of Literature Université des Antilles et de la Guyane; Max Rippon (Guadeloupe) novelist/poet.