Jazz Fest Cubism and This Year's Haiti Celebration
The organizers of Jazz Fest have announced that they will be releasing the schedule cubes with set times for all stages around noon on Wednesday morning at a press conference that will be attended by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Quint Davis and Jazz Fest Poster Artist Garland Robinette.
Additionally, festival organizers will be providing more information about the celebration of Haitian music and culture that is going to be a unique feature of this year's festival. Jazz Fest 2011 will reportedly play host to the largest celebration of Haitian culture in the U.S. since the devastating earthquake in January of last year and such icons of Haitian music and culture includingWyclef Jean, Tabou Combo, RAM, Boukman Eksperyans, Emeline Michel, Djakout #1, DJA-Rara and Ti-Coca & Wanga Négès are slated to perform at various times throughout the weekend. Also, it's certainly notable to add that Arcade Fire member Régine Chassagne is the daughter of Haitian emigrants and the band raised over $1 million in proceeds last year to benefit the recovery.
A few Haiti-dedicated and related songs --
Tabou Combo - Tabou Mania (Live in France)
RAM - Simbi (Music Video from 1992)
Arcade Fire - Haiti
We Are the World 25 For Haiti
Jay-Z, Rihanna, The Edge and Bono - Haiti Mon Amour