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Haitian Compas is a musical and dance genre. It involves mostly medium to fast tempo beats with emphasis on electric guitars, synthesizers, and a horn. Haiti's music bears similarities to its Spanish-speaking neighbors, yet with its blend of Creole and African beats, is unique in its own right.



Carnival, which starts in February, is one of the most festive times of year in the country. The cities are filled with music, parade floats and people dancing.



Although Christianity is widespread, many people, especially in the rural areas, practice Vodou (Voodoo). Vodou attempts to explain the forces of the universe, to influence there forces and influence human behavior.






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