About Us

The Festival showcases Haitian Music, Dance, Cinema,
Theatre, Literature, Food, Comedy and Visual arts.


The Haïti en Folie Festival (Haiti on Fire Festival), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is held in Montreal each summer, and has been attracting thousands and thousands of visitors from around the world since its inception in 2007: visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to attend the largest multidisciplinary event outside of Haiti dedicated entirely to Haitian culture. Haiti en Folie Festival has welcomed, with the collaboration of its partners, hundreds of artists and renown artists from legendary Manno Charlemagne (Singer and former mayor of Port-au-Prince) to Wyclef Jean (Fugees – Grammy award winner), from Dany Laferrière (Author and member of French Academy) to Boukman Eksperyans (Grammy Award nominee) and many more... The Festival showcases Haitian Music, Dance, Cinema, Theatre, Literature, Food, Comedy and Visual arts.

See Montreal past editions


The Festival Haiti en Folie will hold its first New York City edition on October 22 & 23, 2016. The aim of the Festival Haïti en Folie is to transform New York City into a meeting place for New Yorkers, Americans, tourists and the greater Haitian community of New-York City, Eastern United States and the Caribbean. The first edition of the Festival expects to attract people from all ages and ethnic backgrounds while creating real opportunities for cross-cultural mixing, sharing, encounters, new discoveries and entertainment.


Artistic direction, Development and Communications
Fabienne Colas

Management – Operations
Emile Castonguay

General Coordination
Sarah Vulcain

Partnerships and Community outreach
Joyce Fuerza

Sponsorship & Box Office
Gérald Jean

Advertising & Promotion
Reginald Siméon

Logistics & Promotion
Erica Jabouin, Carine Policard

Public Relations
Vania ‎Andre, Pojanee Fleury

Web and Graphic Design
Zaza Production: Geraldine Entiope
Fortune Lab

Community outreach
Jean-Claude Jr Vaval, ‎Mora Junior Etienne, Regine Roumain, Eline Fleury, Chenet Nerette, Gary Didier Perez, Kenny Altidor, Florenal Joseph

Astrid Fidelia, Leila Laraque, Patricia Beauvais Germain, Mayoline Mascary, Andrelle Joseph, Marie-Carmelle Bastien, Ariel Metayer, Carine Policard, Seema Roc, Darline Georges, Valencia Hector Fayette, Gabrielle Botreau‎