While the relationship between the two dates back more than two hundred years, Krewe du Kanaval’s is a fairly new crew, starting in 2015. The concept came about when Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, brought members of Preservation Hall to Haiti.
“The experiences planted the seeds of a Mardi Gras krewe to celebrate the shared connections between the two cultures.”
February 22nd, 2019 was the crew’s annual ball, properly titled Kanaval Ball. Held at The Civic Theatre, the night was filled with an overflow of drinking, dancing and amazing music.
The lineup included Boukman Eksperyans, Michael Brun, Diplo, Jillionaire, DJ Windows 98 and many more.