DIGICEL DIASPORA BRINGS ‘DJAKOUT#1’ TO MIAMI
Digicel just announced they’re bringing Haiti’s number one Compas band, Djakout#1, to Little Haiti, Miami to play two intimate events.
The performances are set to take place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January 2014 in partnership with the Haiti Cultural Centre and the Rhythm Foundation, respectively.
Lucky audience members in attendance are in for a treat with special guest and Digicel Brand Ambassador, Jacques Bourjolly “Kako”, also set to take the stage.
Digicel Diaspora’s CEO, Stephen Bannon, said; “Compas music is unique to Haiti and its people having been shaped over many years – and by many different influencers. As such, we are thrilled to be connecting those in the Haitian Diaspora community to their culture from back home. Last year was a great one for Djakout, having been named Carnival Champions twice in one year and this year is set to be even bigger and better starting with these two events.
He continues; “We are also very proud to be continuing our commitment to the redevelopment of Haiti, with funds from these events going towards that – particularly at this time of year when many people are also remembering those whose lives were impacted by the earthquake of 2010.”
Digicel offers a range of innovative products and services to Caribbean and Central American nationals living in the Diaspora, including online top up – where customers can log on to any Digicel website and top up or send minutes to people back home; retail top up – where customers can go into any one of over 100,000 retail stores in the UK, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA and purchase Digicel top up or send Digicel minutes to friends and relatives in their home country; and Digicel calling cards – where customers calling friends and family in Haiti and Jamaica can call home at competitive rates using minutes stored on the calling card.