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BRIEFS

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Sep 5-Sep 11, 2005
Published:
London, UK
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Caribbean, festivals, Culture, Minority & ethnic groups, Economics, Entertainment, Recreation, Sports
Notes:
Haitian konpa groups have developed a reputation as one of the liveliest facets of the West Indian celebrations. "Everybody agreed to bring costumes, which could mean that they will be all in uniformity and coordinated with the leader of the group of whichever band it is," said Jean Alexander, spokeswoman for the Carnival Association. "They are going to be visited by some of the members, to see what it is they are portraying." Haitian konpa groups have developed a reputation as one of the liveliest facets of the West Indian celebrations. "Everybody agreed to bring costumes, which could mean that they will be all in uniformity and coordinated with the leader of the group of whichever band it is," said Jean Alexander, spokeswoman for the Carnival Association. "They are going to be visited by some of the members, to see what it is they are portraying."