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YoFestival

Yofes 2016-98Celebrating one’s culture goes to the heart of self-esteem for any community, and especially where it concerns its children. It’s one of the reasons YoFES produces each summer a signature showcase of Haiti culture it calls YoFestival. Produced in partnership with Boston’s Consulate General of Haiti and a host of other organizations, YoFestival celebrates all-things-Haiti for those who call Greater Boston ‘home.’

With an eye toward promoting the island republic’s history and culture, YoFestival features competitions in singing, creative writing, short essays and poetry, painting and drawing. It is an opportunity to pass the country’s glorious history and culture from one generation to the next.

The event also offers food and other delicacies signature to the country. The competitions are divided into three age categories: 8 to 12 and 13 to 18. For more information, please contact YoFES or visit our Facebook page.

 

  • Yofestival Hosts, Carm Syndia and Michaelle Cineus 

  • Contest Singing, Royaumine Laurore 

  • A well-known Haitian drummer, Sergio 

  • Bass Player Auguste Jacques

  • Carm Syndia (Actress/ Director/ Dancer)  

  • Charlot Lucien and Award Recipient Cornelia Schutts

  • Performing the American national anthem, Angie Gabeau

  • Sherri Cajuste, singing Haiti's National Anthem

  • Award Winners.

  • Jayne Veillard, 1st place winner in singing category

  • Yofestival Award Recipient, Haitian composer/arranger and flutist Julio Racine

  • YoFestival 2013 medalist, Jerry Guillaume (Writing)

  • Medal Winner in singing contest, Darcie Dupree

  • Yofestival Judges

  • Contestant singer, Darcie Dupree

  • YoFestival 2013 co-host, Holden Pierre

  • Yofestival Co-Host, Michaelle Cineus

  • Passionate singer, Jayne Veillard

  • Larryssa Jean-Jules, a violinist from YOFES Orchestra

  • Yofestival Contestant, Natalie Augustin

  • Jean-Jules (instrument contestant)

  • Yofestival Contestant, Shekaniah Charles

  • Yofestival Fashion Show Contestant, Jessie Romelus

  • Singing contestant, Sarah Izidore

  • Fashion Show Contestants, Jessie Romelus and Alvin Labranche

  • Yofestival Public Relations, Smith Guillaume

  • Yofestival performist, Miashley Luc

  • The dancers from AASHKA Dance Studio in a folkloric piece.

  • Chandler Paul, first place 2012 YOFESTIVAL singing contestant performing as a guest singer

  • Yofestival Contestant, Shekaniah Charles

  • Emmanuel Chalumeau, a violinist from YOFES Orchestra

  • Smith Guillaume, former PR person for YoFES

  • YOFES Orchestra accompanied by talented music teachers

  • Fashion Show Contestant, Briana Derivois

  • Fashion Show Contestant, Kimberly Donna

  • Yofestival Contestant, Milca Pierre 

  • Yofestival Singing Contestant, Briana Derivois 

  • Audience enjoying YOFESTIVAL

  • Yofestival Orchestra

  • Singing Contestant, Shekaniah Charles

  • Sherri Cajuste, singing contestant  

  • Yofestival Co-Host, Michaelle Cineus

  • Roleeca Clervot, Fashion Show Contestant

  • Zachary Belizaire

  • Young orchestra member, Grace Jean 

  • Guest singer, Chandler Paul

  • Chandler Paul pours his heart out in a Haitian ballad

  • Enthusiastic Singer, Darcie Dupree

  • Sarah Izidore, a violinist from YoFES Orchestra 

  • Dance Category

  • Beethova Obas, Yofestival Guest Artist

  • Guest Artist Awardee, Beethova Obas performing with his brother Emannuel Obas

  • Yofestival contestants

  • 1st place Yofestival winner in traditional costume Category, Berlendah Dure

  • Guest artists, Beethova Obas performing

  • YoFES former Artistic Director, David Palombo

  • YOFES contestant, Lesley Desriviere in traditional costume Category

  • Lucile Rezil, Yofestival contestant in the Singing Category

  • Yofestival contestant Taisha Dupre in the Singing Category

  • Yofestival contestant, Taisha Dupre performing in the Singing Category

  • Mathania Manda, singing contestant

  • Yofestival contestant, Briana Derivois performing in the Singing Category

  • Briana Derivois

  • Darcie Dupre, Yofestival contestant

  • Chandler Paul, first place winner in the younger age group singing category

  • Yofestival Orchestra 

  • Jessie Romelus, Yofestival Contestant

  • Berlendah Dure 

  • Alex Barthelemy, performing in the History Category

  • Yofestival Contestants

  • Executive Director, Nicole Prudent.

  • Drawing Category

  • Executive Director, Nicole Prudent

  • Roleeca Clervot, Vanessa Joseph performing in the History category