Saturday, February 8, 2014

Arcade Fire to perform at Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti on February 21, 2014

Arcade Fire will perform in Haiti on 21 February, as part of the country's Kanaval celebrations.

Scott Rodger of Quest Management confirmed that the Canadian group will appear at a show in the coastal town of Jacmel towards the end of this month. While the event normally features local groups, the band have close ties to the country – band member Régine Chassagne's parents fled Haiti during the Papa Doc era, and since the earthquake of 2010 Arcade Fire have explored the country's musical heritage, performing at festivals and playing with Haitian musicians.

The band's last album, Reflektor, is filled with Haitian influences. During the summer of 2011, Chassagne, the band's Butler brothers and drummers from the Haitian band RAM spent two weeks in New Orleans working on rhythm.

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