Léogâne

What is Léogâne known for?


unique culture

) is a seaside commune (List of communes of Haiti) in Ouest Department, Haïti. It is located in the eponymous arrondissement (arrondissements of Haiti), the Léogâne Arrondissement. The port town is located about west of Port-au-Prince (w:Port-au-Prince), the capital of Haiti (Haiti). More than 100 aftershocks have been registered since that earthquake. The United Nations reported that the earthquake has caused more than 225,000 deaths, a number which is expected to rise.


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Haitian Girl Guides and Boy Scouts (Scouts d'Haïti) are providing crowd control at some food distribution points.


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Citations * "Leogane". ''The Columbia Gazetteer of North America'', edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.. Retrieved 21 June 2006 *


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'piled up by roads' publisher BBC News date 18 January 2010 The Canadian destroyer first reached the area on Tuesday, 19 January. The ''Athabaskan'''s crew of 280 have been tasked to supply humanitarian aid to the city and assist in relief efforts.

January 2010 The Canadian medical facility is located near the Japanese field hospital, which is next to the nursing school, which has been turned into a hospital. Canada has deployed the Van Doos, a Canadian infantry regiment, to help with recovery efforts.

in entertainment for her contribution to philanthropic and charitable causes. McNiece, Mia ''Variety'' online September 1, 2009 Variety to celebrate Power of Women Retrieved on September 10, 2009. In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Aguilera donated a signed Chrysler 300 which was auctioned for relief efforts. PRNewswire January 17, 2010


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first hand in Guatemala Relief Web press release Retrieved on September 23, 2009. Since becoming a global spokeswoman Aguilera has helped raise over $22 million which helped provide over 90 million meals. World Food Programme official site and the World Food Programme Retrieved on May 13, 2010. She was honored at ''Variety'''s annual "Power of Women" luncheon in late 2009 alongside other women


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to explore the exotic flora and fauna in Léogâne is on foot. Ayiti (Haiti), which was the native name given to the entire island of Hispaniola to mean, "Land of high mountains", has many mountains. Ten of the thirteen communal sections of Léogâne are located in the mountains which covers more than 25,000 acres of mountainous region. thumb left Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC) (File:Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC).jpg) Hiking is quite a popular activity in Léogâne among visitors

. With the success of Mountain Bike Ayiti (MTB Ayiti) an event hosted by the Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC) in 2013, Léogâne has become a location adventure tourism. Léogâne is also a home to thousands of local plants and natural species. The rehabilitation of natural grottoes such as the grotto Belloc, Anacaona, and Fond d'Oie can offer visitors a unique experience

: www.haitilibre.com en news-8245-haiti-culture-rara-festival-2013-in-leogane.html accessdate 2013 agency Haiti news; the haitian people's voice publisher haitilibre.com Sport Léogâne is well known for being a city of sport. It is home to five major league sports teams: the Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC), Cavaly Association Sportive Club (CASPORT), League Basketball Léogânaise (LBL), the Valencia Football Club (VFC), and the Anacaona Football Club (AFC). Léogâne Cycling Club Léogâne


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Louisville Courier-Journal url http: www.courier-journal.com article 20100131 NEWS01 1310325 1008 Louisville+volunteers+help+produce+drinking+water+for+thousands+of+Haitians title Louisville volunteers help produce drinking water for thousands of Haitians author Chris Kenning date 31 January 2010 accessdate 1 February 2010 Metropole Haiti, http


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. With the success of Mountain Bike Ayiti (MTB Ayiti) an event hosted by the Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC) in 2013, Léogâne has become a location adventure tourism. Léogâne is also a home to thousands of local plants and natural species. The rehabilitation of natural grottoes such as the grotto Belloc, Anacaona, and Fond d'Oie can offer visitors a unique experience


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. Rara Léogâne is the bastion of Rara, a rural festival that quickly emerge as the most popular cultural of Haitian heritage. The phenomenon of Rara is at once a season, a festival, a genre of music, a religious ritual, a form of dance, and sometimes a technique of political protest (Politics). Rara season starts along with Carnival (Haitian Carnival), and keeps going through Lent, culminating on Easter week. Local Rara societies form musical parading bands that walk for miles


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. Rara Léogâne is the bastion of Rara, a rural festival that quickly emerge as the most popular cultural of Haitian heritage. The phenomenon of Rara is at once a season, a festival, a genre of music, a religious ritual, a form of dance, and sometimes a technique of political protest (Politics). Rara season starts along with Carnival (Haitian Carnival), and keeps going through Lent, culminating on Easter week. Local Rara societies form musical parading bands that walk for miles

. The genre was imported to the Dominican Republic and is now an integral part of the Afro-Dominican music scene, where it is known colloquially as Gaga. This is an old festival, dating back to colonial times and before that in Western and Central Africa. The genre though predominantly Afro-based has some Taino Amerindian elements to it such as the use of güiros and maracas. Its songs and melodies have been passed down for generations, so they are all popular “hit” songs. And Rara

Léogâne

'''Léogâne''' ( At the time of the arrival of the Europeans in 1492, Yaguana modern-day Léogâne was the capital of Jaragua; one of the five chiefdom on the island of Hispaniola. This province was the last independent holdout during the Spanish (Spain) conquest of Hispaniola until their leader Queen Anacaona was captured and killed by the Spaniards in 1503. The French secured legal access to 1 3 of the island from the Spanish crown by the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697 and established a city in Yaguana and renamed it Léogâne. In 1803, during the Haitian revolution Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered his men to burn the town to the ground to force out the last of the French colonists.

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