Arcade Fire to play in Haiti for Carnival
Win Butler, right, and his wife and bandmate Regine Chassagne, left, of Arcade Fire, perform Oct. 24, 2013 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. (Eric Kayne / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, February 3, 2014 8:55AM EST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A representative for Arcade Fire says that the Grammy Award-winning indie rock band will perform in Haiti this month.
Scott Rodger of Quest Management confirmed in an email that the Canadian band will play Feb. 21 as part of the country's Carnival celebrations in the coastal town of Jacmel. The event generally features only local groups.
Arcade Fire's fourth and latest album, "Reflektor," draws on Haitian musical traditions such as "rara." It was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of last year.
The Montreal-based band won a Grammy in 2011 for album of the year.