M.I.A. Media, Inc.
Miami Gardens, Florida – May 19 2015 – The Haitian Compas Festival has the right to
boast about being the largest Haitian Flag Day celebration in the United States as
this past Saturday night proved that Haitians love to represent their flag. Tens of
thousands of people gathered at Sun Life Stadium for the 17th Annual Haitian Compas
With an array of people of all ages, Sun Life Stadium was the perfect place for
Haitians and Haitian-Americans to gather to listen to some of the top Haitian Compas
bands and some local acts to boot. From international acts like Djakout #1 and System
Band, local acts like T-Vice, Nu Look and Klass to DJ’s like Gardy Girault, Miami’s
own Nicky Mix, DJ Griot and Haiti’s favorite Tony Mix, the Haitian Compas Festival
delivered massive sounds to a colossal crowd of music fanatics.
“We celebrated Haitian Flag Day in a big way and the oceans of flags waving all night
show our fidelity to Haiti and our love for our country,” said Rodney Noel, CEO of
Noel & Cecibon Productions.
A surprise visit from Haiti’s Prime Minister, the Honorable Evans Paul, along with the
Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries, Mrs. Stéphanie Villedrouin, topped off
the night as local Haitian leaders, Chairman Jean Monestime from Miami-Dade County and
City of North Miami Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph recognized Channel 10 WPLG’s very own
Calvin Hughes for his humanitarian efforts in Haiti. The Carifesta Committee was also
on hand to announce Haiti as its host for the August 2015 event, along with delegates
from the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, Consul Guy Francois, Jr. and Consul
Less than a handful of acts were missing from Saturday’s performances due to
scheduling conflicts and Visa issues, but overall the crowd lacked for nothing. As
festivities at Moca Café, Club Space and Café Iguanas also brought in a whole weekend
full of fun, it is clear that the Haitian Compas Festival has become a yearly
tradition that allows tourists, visitors and locals to enjoy almost an entire week of
non-stop action all surrounding the one thing that keeps bringing crowds back to
celebrate – Haitian Flag Day.
To Sponsors and the Media we say “Thank you” for your continued support, without you
17 years would only be a dream. To the public that continuously answers our call for
excitement, without you there would be no festival.
Stay tuned for more surprises to come at the 18th Annual Haitian Compas Festival in
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