Haiti: A Rising Sun Themed Carnival in Memory of Painter Tiga

The official site for Haiti's carnival explains (Fr) the Solèy Leve [Rising Sun] theme of this year's carnival: “The theme was chosen to pay homage to the Saint-Soleil Haitian artistic movement. The logo, a woman embracing the sun, is taken from a painting by Prosper Pierre-Louis, one of the artists of the movement.” The site and carnival committee salute Jean-Claude Garoute (Tiga), one of the founders of the Saint-Soleil school, who passed away last December.

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