Tempéo: Haitian Dance and Music Evening

Esplanade de la Place des Arts September 15, 2023

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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!


  • Venue : Esplanade de la Place des Arts
  • Producer / Presenter : Place des Arts
  • Host : Philippe Fehmiu
  • In case of rain, the event will unfortunately be cancelled : we will provide an update as of 2pm on this web page
  • The TEMPÉO Dance and Music Festival is made possible through the support of : the Fondation de la Place des Arts and its media partner, La Presse.
Plan your visit at the TEMPÉO Dance and Music Festival
Plan your visit at the TEMPÉO Dance and Music Festival

Food and beverage
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as snacks, are available on the Festival site to help boost your energy between spins on the dancefloor! There is also a water station where you can get refreshed. Bring a water bottle you can fill up on site!

Lockers are also available for storing your personal items. Please note that locks are not included.

Access to the site
The site can be accessed from both de Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sainte-Catherine Street. People with reduced mobility can use the entrance on de Maisonneuve.

A few seats are available; first come, first served.

Portable toilets are available on-site.

Security and prohibited items
To ensure a positive experience for everyone attending, folding chairs, parasols, or any other object that may impede foot traffic are not permitted on the site. Except for guide dogs and service dogs, please leave your pets at home!

Place des Arts reserves the right to prohibit any other item if it is deemed necessary to do so.

Please note that smoking is also forbidden on the site.

Act now to make sure you get a parking space! Show rate: $14


Going to the show
For the full address and directions from your location, visit the Contact us page.

In case of rain
In case of rain, the event will unfortunately be cancelled. We will provide an update as of 2 pm on the cancelled event’s web page.

Any other questions?
Feel free to contact the box office at 514 842-2112 / 1 888 842-2112. We will be delighted to answer your questions!

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