PAP Jazz Festival: 17 Nations
The 13th Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival (PAP Jazz), one of the largest festivals of the genre in Haiti, will be held between January 19 and 26, according to its organizers.
Dedicated to Spain, as guest of honor, PAP Jazz will have the participation of 17 nations, 18 local music groups and those from abroad, and 21 foreign groups from Germany, Benin, Canada, Chile, Congo, United States, France, Great Britain, among others. For this edition, among the invited artists are the Spanish jazz harmonica player Antonio Serrano; Chilean pianist, keyboardist and composer Oscar Pizarro; group Akoutisk; Phyllisia Ross, and the arrangers and national instrumentalists Paul Beaubrun and Roosevelt Saillant. Among the novelties, there is a kick-off party prior to the opening of the event, whose program will be announced through social networks, as well as an ecological festival in collaboration with the Seguin Foundation to encourage the public to adopt a tree that will be cared for a year.
PAP Jazz is recognized as one of the most important events in the region, which every year turns the capital Port-au-Prince and Jacmel, in the southeast of Haiti, into public squares to cultivate the Creole version of jazz.