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#3635: Homestead Haitian fest gets added sponsor (fwd)

From: Rosann Clements <rosann@onemain.com>

Published Sunday, May 14, 2000, in the Miami Herald
Homestead Haitian fest gets added sponsor
Haitian-American organizations in South Dade will begin a transition between
generations as they serve as hosts in this year's Haiti Cherie festival,
from noon to 8 p.m. May 21 in Homestead's Losner Park.
The free event will be sponsored by the Haitian Organization of Women, much
as the previous eight years' festivals have been. But this year, Galata
Haitian Culture Enrichment will also help sponsor the festival, HOW
executive director Micheline Ducena said last week.
``Galata is a Creole word which means `attic,' and this is a group of young
Haitians residing mostly in Homestead,'' Ducena said. ``We have been working
with them so they can take over the festival, maybe as early as next year.''
Expected highlights of the festival include music by Top Vice, Outlaw, Eddy
Francois, DeBoukan Ginen, Alaye and the Foxes, Utility Mob and Nene Digital.
Food vendors, Haitian art and the crowning of a festival king and queen are
also expected.
For more information, call 305-245-8158.