Big Night in Little Haiti Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars and Carnival launch 9/16/11

Big Night in Little Haiti – FREE
Friday, September 16th, 6PM – 10PM
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami 33137
(305) 960-2969

Classic konpa dance band SHLEU SHLEU MIAMI ALL STARS in the plaza
A launch event for Miami Carnival in the Gardens, featuring TiChapo Haitian masquerade band, and Ascension mas costume show.

The Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars are the main branch of the legendary Shleu Shleu, which formed in 1965 in Port au Prince – the longest running act in the history of konpa. Co-founder and drummer Smith Jean Baptiste created a signature sound for upscale dance parties in Haiti and the Caribbean, where the band contributed massive hit singles and Carnival anthems.

We are helping launch Miami Carnival in the Gardens with some fantastic costumed masquerade bands: TiChapo and Ascension, to get ready for the massive event that attracts more than 100,000 revelers to SunLife Stadium on October 9th. Along with a weekend of parties and special events, Miami Carnival in the Gardens features a parade and stages with the top Caribbean bands today. If you love Caribbean music, and a great party, put Carnival in the Gardens in your calendar.
We will have some ticket giveaways including some VIP passes at Big Night in Little Haiti!

Also at the Center:
Music between sets by, your online Haitian radio station and DJ Mack
Hands-on art activities for children including a costume workshop by Ascension
Mural project by MLK Community artists
Arts and crafts vendors
In the Gallery: “IPC Photography Lab”, curated with photographer Carl Juste.
In the Studio: “Art from the Heart of Little Haiti” by Center for Folk and Community Art
Haitian Food vended by Suze & Drinks from Spuntino
Free Secured parking

Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance (225 NE 59 Street) will be open (FREE), and features metal work of Serge Jolimeau and found object sculpture of Lionel St Eloi

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