Léogâne Things to Do
The Catholic church downtown in Leogane is more impressive from the outside, but the small Episcopal Church out by the highway is an amazing place. The windows are all cut iron-work of Biblical scenes. (see photos)
It is usually hot in Haiti and you walk into the church that is open but still somehow much cooler than outside and you are struck by the dim light, wooden benches and the sunlight streaming through the iron-work windows. It is the most peaceful place I know.
If you are there during the summer music camp, it will be filled with wonderful classical music. Truly a joy.Related to:
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Update: Following the earthquake in January, 2010 there have been conflicting reports about the band shell (kiosk) in Leogane. Most reports say it has collapsed but one person reports it still standing. I'll update this when I get something diffinitive.
Ecole Ste. Trinite in Port-au-Prince holds a music camp in Leogane in the month of July. Each Sunday they give a concert that includes several orchestras and often the boy choir, the bell choir or the band. The top orchestra performs standard classical repertoire such as Schubert, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven and more modern composers. One of the specialties of the advanced group is Haitian classical music and this about the only place you can hear this music except for some rare recordings.
The concerts are in the kiosk and there are benches on the lawn but you may want to bring your own lawn chairs and a picnic to enjoy on the grass. The snack bar is available for drinks. It's a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon, very friendly and family oriented.
Do telephone the Ecole Ste. Trinite in Port-au-Princel ahead of time to ask about the schedule.Related to:
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If you want to move around Leogane, a motorcycle ride is the cheapest and quickest. It might be wise to have protective gears such as a hard hat, knees and elbow pads. Consider the back roads instead of the main road due to frequent motor vehicle accident.Related to:
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