All Saints’ Day is usually marked in red letters on the diaries of both party people and promoters. When, like this year, it gives rise to a long weekend, balls, DJ evenings, trips to the sea will be on the program. But the socio-political situation of the country having upset the order of things, the activities simply moved to neighboring land. Fancy a good ball? We will have to make the trip!
The promoter Zagalo does not go there by four ways. According to him, there is no way for an event organizer to work in Haiti due to the current situation in the country. “The environment is not conducive,” he says simply, pointing to the great insecurity that plagues us. Like many others before him, he decided to put on a show in the Dominican Republic. In recent months, with the increase in the number of Haitians who have settled in neighboring lands, developers have begun to see a new market and have been quick to add another destination to their list. Haitian musical groups and artists who occasionally performed in the
Dominican Republic are increasingly scheduled there in an effort to meet growing demand.
Zigizag Productions followed suit and, for his test shot, he hit hard by offering the public Nu Look. The US-based Haitian group had never performed in the Dominican Republic in its 21 years of existence. “There was a great demand for Nu Look. Since the creation of the group, this is the first time that it will perform in the Dominican Republic, “says Akinson Bélizaire, said Zagalo.
A group in high demand and a long weekend. This is therefore the combo on which the promoter is counting to succeed in this new market, different where some others have experienced many failings. “A lot of Haitians have moved to the Dominican Republic recently. Most of them are young people. They do not have great means, but with the support of Haitians living in the United States, this makes it possible to organize fairly successful evenings, “explains the promoter, citing in particular the evenings organized by the Klass and Enposib groups.