Haiti – PAP Jazz 2021 : Opening evening of the International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince
Saturday at the Karibe Convention Center took place the official opening night of the 15th Edition of the International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince (PAP Jazz 2021) which will take place from January 16 to 23, 2021, under the high patronage of the Ministry of the culture.
On this occasion Pradel Henriquez, the Minister of Culture opened the evening with a speech that we invite to read.
Speech by Minister Henriquez :
“We have arrived at D-Day where we will be able to enjoy the multiple expressions of these talented artists on display during the International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince, the PAP Jazz.
I am happy to see to what extent this Festival is anchored in the habits of the metropolitan region of Port-au-Prince and maintains, year after year, the flame of a thrilling music scene.
This new edition of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival testifies to the strength of Haiti’s cultural ties with the event’s partner countries. I greet all the embassies which support this fifteenth edition : Germany, Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, Switzerland and the United States of America.
I especially congratulate Germany, the country in the spotlight of this 15th edition. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to discover the exceptional duo of Jakob Manz.
I thank all the institutions of the public sector in particular the Ministry of Health, the Office of the Minister Delegate for Citizenship and Patriotism, the Ministry of Tourism, the institutions of the private sector, of the international environment especially the European Union through the program. Action for the Strengthening of Haitian Cultural Organizations (AROCH), which joined forces with the Haiti Jazz Foundation and the Ministry of Culture to act as partners, with the aim of opening up access to quality concerts, provide a space for discussion and discovery.
Thank you to the Haiti Jazz Foundation for organizing a large-scale cultural event which chooses attitudes respectful of the environment and which adopts preventive health measures against Covid19.
A special thank you to artists from here and elsewhere who agree to participate in PAP Jazz. Thank you to the media, to the distribution platforms which cover the event and which allow the concerts to be broadcast, especially online, in order to promote the decongestion of physical places of services.
Dear public, The committee has made many efforts to offer you a quality activity while taking care of your health. I encourage you to respect the health instructions not only during the Festival but also at home and everywhere else.
Together, we can reconcile health with culture!
Good PAP Jazz !”
Download the full program of the 2021 PAP Jazz Festival (PDF): https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/E-livret_Papjazz_2021.pdf