On September 15, delve into the heart of Haiti as you experience its diverse traditional dance styles at the TEMPÉO Dance and Music Festival. Petwo, Ibo, Yanvaloo… the EKSPRESYON troupe will teach you a few of the more well-known rhythms, all of which relate to the elements and to colours.
Jonas Attis and his musicians will pick it up from there with their unique musical stylings, blending Haitian tradition, voodoo, rara, and pop… followed by DJ Gab Padilla. Great energy and a welcoming ambience—along with a good dose of typical Haitian joy—are on the menu! Bon bagay!
The site opens at 6:30 pm with the activity and introductory lesson beginning at 7 pm, followed by live music and a DJ starting at 8 pm.
The TEMPÉO Dance and Music Festival consists of six festive dance evenings, each including an introduction to a particular dance style—Bollywood, Haitian, disco, 1960s, Latin, and Indigenous—accompanied by live music and DJs. Join in and get moving, on the Esplanade at Place des Arts, from September 14 to 16 and September 21 to 23!