320 Haiti Pictures - Racine Festival 2007, Downtown Miami

Last Saturday Haitians in Miami was dancing to the drumbeat of "Tanbou Lakay" at Racine Festival 2007. Bayfront Park was jam packed with Haitians and Haitian Americans to celebrate "Mizik Rasin".

See all 320 pictures of Rasin Festival 2007 here!


Racine Festival was great. The festival was hosted by Herntz Phanor of Planet Radio. Vwadezil had a great performance, so did Boukman Eksperians, and Nulook, Krezi Mizik, Rara Lakay, etc...

This year, Azor closed the evening with an amazing performance.


Are you afraid of Rasin music and Vodou?

I suspect some Haitians are a bit afraid when they hear the word Racine or Vodou.

Do not fear, Vodou is your culture, it is your religion, it is the only thing that links you to your roots back in Africa.

If you think Rasin or Vodou is Satanic, It's OK, I forgive you, after all that's what your Pastor or your priest wants you to believe.

Fortunately, you have a computer with internet access, information is now available at your fingertips, and you can do research in the comfort of your own home.

Ignorance is bliss, as they say. I just spent 3 days doing a research on Vodou. I will release my findings next week and I promise you, you will be shocked.

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Cynthia says...

people are just afraid because hatian voodoo.

they think is mainly about death.its not.its your religon and you should love it voodoo.

brings you every positive thing in the book. but im not saying that death isnt part of

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Jn Robert says...

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Philippe Jasmin says...

Salutation a toute l'equipe
on aimeraient ben savoir les evenement culurelle du cote de Miami juste pour pouvoir infomer au auditeur de Radio etoile emettant sur le 91.7 Fm a Port-Au-Prince.

email: radioetoileht at

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Garry Destin says...

I was reading the bible to my kids as I like the Salomon stories, I decided to read it in order to excite them. It is 1king chr 9. starting from V:10 " Salomon used the descendants of Canaan as force labor to build the temple Whom the Israelites had not kill when they took possession of the land. whose continue to be slaves until the present time. the name of the bible is ( RAINBOW GOOD NEWS BIBLE)
First of all King Salomon was black, regardles.

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Blessed says...

That was a great thing you said and I could have not said it any better than the way you said it. I too (as a seventh day) believe in exactly what you said. Just like the scary "n...." word voodoo has become very taboo and sterotyped.

It needs to be understood, historically and in its entire aspect.

It's not scary and evil as people make it out to be. It's our culture and the way of think of the majority (especially the poor).

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Garry Destin says...

although I am a Seventh Day, which is a German religion as most Haitian don't know but I respect my religion (Voodoo) which is my culture.

That has help me to know myself better as a black man and because I know myself, I get to love my Haitian people with all my heart.

Now loving my people, helps me to love everyone else with no exception.

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Destin Jean Wilner says...

je suis Destin jean wilner, je suis informaticien, je fais installation reseau lan, je suis musicien, je suis chretien, mon rève c'est devenir acteurs, j'aime beaucoup fait la comedie
c 'est la raison pour la quelle j'ai été inscrit à une feuilleton de filomise de la television
nationale haiti malhereusement jusqu'à ou je parle je n ai pas aucun fils back de groupe filomise pouvez m aider à eclaisit sur ce point, malgre un effort pour la cinema

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Patrick De Rosier says...

Ouch! an article of sort about "Racine/Vodou?

THREE DAYS! researching with an anticipation to publish findings?

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Unfortunate says...

I wanted to know is there any way i can get a copy of the music that was played at the racine festival since i was unable to make it there?

Or is there a website that is playing the music that was played

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