Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince (PAPJazz ) 2025

When: Annually in January
Photo: ppapjazzhaiti.org
Photo: ppapjazzhaiti.org

Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince is held every year on mid-January for more than ten years continuously. The festival is organized by The Haiti Jazz Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose goals are to promote and preserve the musical activities in Haiti through the Jazz Festival.

Thanks to the passion of the Haitian people for music and especially for jazz, the festival has become one of the most prominent jazz festivals in the Caribbean in terms of musicians’ quality, composition and rich program. In the concerts that are held during the festival, famous local jazz artists perform alongside with leading artists from abroad.

The festival’s program, venue, artists lineup information shows time / schedule of events, how to get, parking etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Port-au-Prince and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Haitian gourde (G) (HTG)
Voltage and Frequency:
110V 60Hz
Dialing country code:
Time Zone:
UTC−5 (EST) , Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
French Haitian Creole
Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds
Information email:
Information address:
MINISTERE DU TOURISME ET DES INDUSTRIES CREATIVES 8, rue Legitime (Champs de Mars), Port-au-Prince, Haiti (W.I) Phone: +(509) 3816-0100 / 3816-0002
Haiti background and overview
The native Taino - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when Christopher COLUMBUS first landed on it in 1492 - were virtually wiped out by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola. In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island, which later became Haiti. The French colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean but relied heavily on the forced labor of enslaved Africans and environmentally degrading practices. In the late 18th century, Toussaint L'OUVERTURE led a revolution of Haiti's nearly half a million slaves that ended France's rule on the island. After a prolonged struggle, Haiti became the first country in the world led by former slaves after declaring its independence in 1804, but it was forced to pay an indemnity to France for more than a century and was shunned by other countries for nearly 40 years. Currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti continues to experience bouts of political instability. A massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 with an epicenter about 25 km (15 mi) west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Estimates are that over 300,000 people were killed and some 1.5 million left homeless. The earthquake was assessed as the worst in this region over the last 200 years.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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