Magical week swinging to the sound of the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival
Come discover the magic of Haiti through the PAPJAZZ!
Historical sites, natural places of relaxation, rich and varied landscapes, coupled with a thrilling atmosphere, this city has everything to please!
The visitor will observe an important artistic and cultural life as well as a very active night life. Discover the capital's best restaurants in Petion-Ville, a chic and trendy neighborhood, where you will enjoy a glass of local rum before enjoying an authentic Creole cuisine, always followed by a cup of coffee whose aroma of the terroir comforts from the first sip !
Port-au-Prince a vast capital, but not just in the city center!
Perched in the heights of the city, you will discover the villages that crisscross the green mountains to meet a breathtaking natural and historical heritage. Meeting with charming craftsmen of incomparable talent and warm local people, that's what the region of Port-au-Prince is all about !
- Package including assistance to the most beautiful concert of the event.
Your experience in details
Monday 19 January 2019: Arrival in Port-au-Prince - Jazz: Antonio Serrano, Sonny Troupé Quartet, Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective
Upon your arrival at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, you will be welcomed and transferred to the charming Villa Thérèse hotel.
Located in Pétion-Ville, Villa Thérèse offers an outdoor swimming pool, a lush garden and free Wi-Fi access throughout the building. The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV. Their private bathroom has a spacious shower. Each room has a private balcony.
In the evening, get ready to swing to the sound of the JAZZ:
→ 6:00 pm - Antonio Serrano (Spain): Antonio Serrano, a Spanish jazz and classical music harmonicaist, started learning the harmonica at the age of 7 and quickly developed a unique playing technique that allows him to easily pass from classical to flamenco, from jazz to pop.
→ 7:00 pm - Sonny Troupé Quartet "Add 2" (Guadeloupe): Based on the gwo ka (percussion, song and dance of Guadeloupe) traditional and modern, Sonny Troupé, Guadeloupe percussionist and percussionist, develops the concept of "Dense Reflections".
→ 8:00 pm - Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective (USA): Honored with 5 Grammy Awards. "Music and art have the power to change hearts and souls," says composer and trumpet player Terence Blanchard, a feeling he executes in music with his E-Collective.
After these 3 concerts, for the After Party, we will head to the legendary Quartier Latin restaurant to end the evening in beauty. Your place is reserved and your cocktail is waiting for you.
Monday, January 20, 2019 - Port-au-Prince - Free day - Breakfast - Jazz: Barbra Lica Quintet, Yogev Shetrit Trio, Cécile McLorin Salvant
Enjoy the hotel pool to relax and disconnect from your daily life.
→ 6:00 pm - Barbra Lica Quintet (Canada): Singer and author, Barbra Lica is a rising star of the Canadian jazz scene. She was nominated for the JUNO Awards in 2017 in the vocal jazz album of the year category for her title "I'm still learning".
With Afro-Latin rhythms, Sebastian Schunke will lead you on his own musical path.
→ 7:00 pm - Yogev Shetrit Trio (Israel): Israeli drummer, performer and composer Yogev "yogi" Shetrit created his group in 2015 to perform his own compositions. In 2016, he recorded his first studio album as a conductor and composer.
→ 8:00 pm - Cécile McLorin Salvant (Haiti/France/USA): Cécile McLorin Salvant, one of the most famous jazz singers in the world inside our walls ! Born from a Haitian father and a Guadeloupe mother, Cécile McLorin Salvant began playing piano at the age of five and classical singing at the age of eight in Miami.
Tuesday, January 21, 2019 - Port-au-Prince - Excursion to MUPANAH, Oloffson, Bourdon Art Market - Half Board - Jazz: Alex Mercado, Phyllisia Ross
Start your urban exploration with a visit to the Haitian National Pantheon Museum, it will give you an excellent base to understand the richness of the country's history and culture.
In the late morning, you will visit a legendary place in Port-au-Prince, the Oloffson Hotel, proud heritage since 1896 with its colonial architecture with the charms of the past in "wood lace". Previously a private residence, it was built for Tiresias Simon-Sam's family, former president of the Republic of Haiti. At noon, you will restore in this beautiful place.
In the afternoon, you will go to the "Iron Market", also called Marché Hippolyte or Marché Vallières. It is the best known of the public markets of Port-au-Prince and also the most emblematic monument. Built in the 1890s from a metal structure from Paris, it consists of two large halls that can accommodate 900 traders specializing in crafts, fruits and vegetables or beauty products. You will then go through the art market of Bourdon, a true institution to get a colorful canvas so emblematic of Haitian art. At the end of the day, back to your hotel.
→ 6:00 pm - Alex Mercado (Mexico): A pianist with breathtaking technique and boundless imagination, Alex Mercado is known for his ability to create brilliant compositions and vibrant soundscapes; they have sounded in criticism, whether in his native country, Mexico, or around the world.
→ 8:00 pm - Phyllisia Ross (Haiti / USA): It was at the age of 16 that the career of the Haitian singer and musician Phyllisia Ross grew internationally. From then on, she collaborates with the greatest such as Jah Cure, Ne-Yo or The Game.
Wednesday 22 January 2019 - Port-au-Prince - Breakfast - Jazz: Barbra Lica Quintet, Simbi
This day will allow you to explore the surroundings by walking at your own rhythm, to shop or take pictures of this charming village. Excellent restaurants offer cuisine from all over the world.
→ 7:00 pm - Barbra Lica Quintet (Canada): Singer and author, Barbra Lica is a rising star of the Canadian jazz scene. She was nominated for the JUNO Awards in 2017 in the vocal jazz album of the year category for her title "I'm still learning".
→ 8:00 pm - Simbi (Sweden): a group from Gothenborg, Sweden, Simbi was founded in 1987 by saxophonist-percussionist-singer Sten Källman, known in the Caribbean as "blue-eyed Haitians".
Thursday 23 January 2019 - Port-au-Prince - Exursion: Petion Ville, Kenscoff, Fort Jacques, Boutillier, Furcy - Half-board - Jazz: Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr, Emile Parisien Quartet, Paul Beaubrun
Your exploration will continue with the visit of Pétion-Ville, a lively, colorful and charming city.
Then go to the green hills, direction Kenscoff, also called the vegetable garden of the capital, because it is in its heights that fresh fruits and vegetables are cultivated all year to supply markets of the city. From its height of 1455 meters, the view of the mountains and valleys is soothing.
Not far, you will visit Fort Jacques and its church, a major historic site for the country. In the day following the proclamation of independence, Alexandre Pétion had a fortification built about ten kilometers from Port-au-Prince, which he named Fort Jacques in honor of Dessalines. It is one of the strongest to have resisted to severe weather. From Fort Jacques, you can see the bay of Port-au-Prince. Every year, May 18 (anniversary of the Haitian flag's creation), a pilgrimage, a funfair and music concerts are organized in this place.
Mandatory stop at the Observatoire Boutilliers. Point of view perched at 900 m, it offers a breathtaking panorama over the bay of Port-au-Prince. The big plus, its terrace, perfect for a drink and enjoy Creole specialties, all surrounded by a grandiose landscape.
Then, going to Furcy for a horseback ride ! Small village located after Kenscoff, 48 km southeast of Port-au-Prince. Living in simplicity, people of the area will welcome you warmly. Furcy is the perfect place for ecotourism, strolling and enjoying fresh air even in summer. Bring a sweater or shawl because it's a little cold sometimes. The view of the mountainous formations is impressive, the largest reserve of pines in Haiti is found there.
Before leaving the heights of Port-au-Prince, a well-deserved meal will be served at the Montcel Ranch Inn, Kenscoff Ecological Complex.
Back to the hotel at the end of the day.
→ 6:00 pm - Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr (Germany): A subtle German duet. As a teenager, Julian Wasserfuhr was already considered the greatest and most talented German trumpet player since Till Brönner. With his brother Roman at the piano, they form an inseparable duet. Their complicity gives their music a simple and subtle character.
→ 7:00 pm - Emile Parisien Quartet (France): Several times awarded at the Victoires du Jazz, Emile Parisien, high-level jazz. Émile Parisien is a soprano and alto saxophonist, and a jazz composer who has been dedicated to music since he was 11 years old.
→ 8:00 pm - Paul Beaubrun (Haiti / USA): From Rasin-blues to PAPJAZZ. The Haitian singer-arranger and multi-instrumentalist Paul Beaubrun started his musical career with the creation of the group Zing Eksperyans in 2012 which proposed a reggae-rasin style and with which he released 2 albums "project Haiti" and "Vilnerab".
Friday 24 January 2019 - Port-au-Prince - Breakfast - Jazz: Oscar Pizarro Aire Austral, BIC
Enjoy the hotel pool to relax. Read a book, socialize with hotel visitors. The day is yours.
→ 7:00 pm - Oscar Pizarro Aire Austral (Chile): An outstanding pianist, keyboardist Chilean composer, Oscar Pizarro belongs to the generation of musicians who arrived on the jazz scene in 2010. In his role as sideman, he collaborated with several national and international artists such as, Angel Parra, Agustin ...
→ 8:00 pm - BIC (Haiti): From rap and folk to PAPJAZZ. Songwriter, rapper-slammer BIC (real name Roosevelt Saillant), is a singer with lyrics. He handles the art of rhyme with talent, navigating both poetic melodies and themes committed to deliver a synthesis ...
Friday, January 25, 2019 - Port-au-Prince - Breakfast - Jazz: Chelsey Green and The Green Project, Benin International Musical
This last day will allow you to explore the surroundings by walking for one last time. Take pictures, buy souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones.
→ 6:00 pm - Chelsey Green and The Green Project (USA): Chelsey Green is part of an American family who loves jazz and funk. By the age of 5, Chelsey had her bow in hand. Through her violin and her warm voice she offers her audience a sound of her own.
→ 8:00 pm - Benin International Musical (Benin): The BIM pays tribute to the music of the ancestors of Dahomey. It reflects both traditional ceremonies and trendy clubs in Cotonou, including evangelical churches and convents where voodoo deities are implored.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - Departure - All Inclusive
Depending on the schedule of your flight, you will be driven by your ACIDT driver at Toussaint Louverture International Airport. You will return serene, rich of encounters, you will have the impression that you left a part of you in Haiti. This is the famous vitamin HH (Haitian happiness).