Arcade Fire to play a carnival in Haiti

Arcade Fire have confirmed they will play in Haiti as part of the country's carnival celebrations.

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Arcade Fire have confirmed they will play in Haiti as part of the country’s carnival celebrations.

The Canadian band, who released their fourth album, Reflektor, late last year, will perform in the southern coastal town of Jacmel on February 21.

Billboard reports that the carnival events generally feature only local bands. Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne is of Haitian origin but grew up in Montreal after her parents fled the Caribbean country during ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier’s dictatorship.

Though the group have paid tribute to Haiti before, Reflektor is their first album to be strongly influenced by the country’s musical heritage.


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