Culture

LANGUAGES
The major language in Haiti is Creole which is made up of 18thcentury French + Spanish, African and English. The other major language is French – but only 15% of the population speak it. Many people in the Tourist industry related activities speak good English and you will also find people on the street who love to help and practise their English.

ART GALLERIES:

  • Expressions Gallery
    Rue Metellus, Pétion-Ville
  • Nader’s Gallery
    Rue Gregoire, Pétion-Ville
  • Gallerie Marassa
    Rue Lamarre, Pétion-Ville
  • Monnin Gallery
    Rue Lamarre, Pétion-Ville
  • Festival Arts Gallery
    Rue Gabart, Pétion-Ville
  • Galerie Marassa and Galerie Issa
    Rue Chili, Port-au-Prince

ART EXHIBITIONS:

  • Centre d’Art — Ruelle Roy, Port-au-Prince
  • Musée d’Art — Champs Mars

SCULPTURED METALWORK:

Most of this work is done in a village called Noailles in the area of Croix-des-Bouquets en route to the Dominican Republic border.

HANDCRAFT – ARTISANAT

This can be found in many shops in Pétion-Ville and Pacot – in Port-au-Prince. Jacmel is famous for its artisanat as well as for its Papier Maché masks

HAITIAN BANDS:

  • RAM – each Thursday evening at Hotel Oloffson
  • SWEET MICKEY
  • STRINGS
  • BOUKMAN EXPERYANS
  • and many more