CARIFESTA XII Cultural Market lacked Caribbean verve

Grand as in big but certainly not for grandeur, the CARIFESTA XII Grand Market in Port-au-Prince was not a disappointment but rather a sober display, not enough to be remembered or reminisced for its lack of that Caribbean unity and festival vibe. It was simply a place to view the pieces of items on display from various countries, and while this may be ideal to some people’s interpretation of a big market with some items on display, for the Caribbean Festival of Arts, August 21-30 in Haiti, it should have been more.

Champs de Mars, the venue was an open arena – similar to the Sophia Exhibition centre but with fountains, ….