The Inaugural Krewe du Kanaval


Preservation Hall with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Friends Present

The Inaugural Krewe du Kanaval

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The inaugural Krewe du Kanaval will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Krewe du Kanaval will be a new Mardi Gras Krewe, a mobile music event, a year-round community, and a celebration of Haiti and the diaspora of cultures that have enriched New Orleans’ identity and arts for hundreds of years.

This joint effort between Preservation Hall, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Haitian friends will be a welcome and necessary annual addition to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras traditions and will raise funds to benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation and KANPE – two not-for-profit organizations which serve important unmet social and cultural needs in New Orleans and Haiti.

There will be a parade/procession through the French Quarter and Treme, a free afternoon festival in Armstrong Park and a ticketed Kanaval Ball at the iconic club One Eyed Jacks.

Confirmed talent includes members of Arcade Fire including singers Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, the world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, DJ Nickodemus, Pierre Kwenders, DJ Cosmo Gonik, Paul Beaubrun and special guests from Haiti including RAM.

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