One Of The Biggest Nights In Haitian Music Returns To Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY – Jaz Enterprise has announced the electrifying roster and new venue for its 9th Annual La Nuit Des Jeunes. The event is one of the most anticipated concerts to showcase Haiti’s contemporary music and culture. Targeting the younger generation of music fans, the show is scheduled on Saturday, April 5, 2014 for the first time at Pier 36, a spectacular live event venue located in lower Manhattan. Nine of the top names in the Haitian music industry will celebrate the ninth annual all-star extravaganza including headliners CaRiMi, Harmonik, Klass and 5Lan. Additional acts slated to hit the stage on the big night include Mikaben and Cruz-La, as well as DJ’s Stakz, Platinum D and Ricky Groov. One of Haiti’s most popular entertainers Kako Bourjolly will host the festivities.

“With Manhattan’s Pier 36 as our new concert venue this year, we are looking forward to delivering a unique experience along with the standard of excellence that our audience enjoys each year at La Nuit Des Jeunes,” said Evens Blaise of Jaz Enterprise. “This year’s exciting line-up will provide our guests with another memorable showcase of Haitian music and culture.”

Headliners of the 9th Annual La Nuit Des Jeunes also commented on the upcoming show:

Richard Cave, band leader of CaRiMi said:
“We are proud to announce that CARIMI will be part of LNDJ one more time. This event brings people from all over the United States, and we are glad that we are going to present our new album. We are always excited to play at this concert, and this year it’s going to be bigger with bands like Harmonik, Klass and 5Lan. I’m waiting for all the KONPA fans. Come and support a great movement; come and support your culture.”

Jean H. Richard “Richie”, band leader of Klass said:
“We wanna thank LA NUIT DES JEUNES for giving us the opportunity to be part of such a monumental event. The KONPA fans (our fans) will be pleased…We guarantee it. Klass it is baby.”

Sanders Salon, lead guitarist and vocalist of Harmonik said:
“It’s an exclusive honor to be once more part of this unforgettable experience. This year we will bring the heat to the Big Apple, and we will be ‘DIFERAN.’”

5Etwal, band leader of 5Lan said:
“We (Team 5Lan) are very delighted to be part of La Nuit Des Jeunes 2014, one of the most respectable events in this business. We are more than ready to put on a great show for all our fans. Big thanks to Jaz Enterprise for having us. NYC, 5Lan ap vini!”

New York-based CaRiMi is one of the most versatile and dominant Haitian bands for over a decade and continues to conquer the music scene with its latest album entitled “Invasion” that debuted as one of the top-selling albums on the World Music charts.

Hailing from Miami, the mega-talented Haitian band Harmonik has made a lasting impact in just five short years and has drawn passionate fans to their impressive musical repertoire with their new album “Diferan.”

Klass’ anthem “Klass it is baby. Yes it is baby.” is being heard across the airwaves and sold-out tours with the band’s triumphant freshman album “Fe’l Vini Avan” that is delivering on the promise of satisfaction guaranteed to Konpa music lovers.

Best known for their sizzling remixes infused with a rhythmic blend of R&B, Konpa and Zouk music, 5Lan is the talk of the town on the club circuit from South Florida to New York, and their latest single “Wet The Hell? (Map Vini)” is heating up playlists for party goers.

Mikaben, a charismatic solo singer and successful songwriter in Haiti, will join CaRiMi on stage to perform their hit collaborations. Representing the next generation of Konpa, Brooklyn-based guest band Cruz-La will open the event with a medley of songs from their album “Men Cruz La.” A trio of top DJ’s including New York’s very own DJ Stakz, Montreal’s DJ Platinum D and Boston’s DJ Ricky Groov will also perform on a thrilling night of non-stop of entertainment.

Back by popular demand, comedian and actor Kako Bourjolly will serve as Emcee. One of the best minds in comedy, Kako is a fan favorite for his exhilarating live shows, TV commercials and philanthropic efforts to benefit Haiti through his Kako’s Kids Foundation.

Attracting enthusiastic attendees each year from across the U.S., Haiti and Canada, La Nuit Des Jeunes has earned a stellar reputation as one of the best Haitian-American concert productions. In previous years, Jaz Enterprise has produced La Nuit Des Jeunes at prominent New York City concert venues, such as the famed Hammerstein Ballroom, Roseland Ballroom and Terminal 5.

The advance ticket price is $40. The VIP ticket price is $100. Tickets will also be sold for $50 at the venue, which will be open to the public at 9:00 p.m. Showtime will begin promptly at 10:00 p.m.

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