The statuette for the first annual Plezi Kanaval Awards was designed by Tisaksuk, an artisanal boutique located in Tabarre, Haiti inside of Valerio Canez. Tisaksuk is a gift shop in Port-au-Prince Haiti focusing on designing, promoting and selling artisanal products made in Haiti. 
Tisaksuk’s aim is to encourage the use of Made in Haiti products more locally and abroad. She works with various local artisans to help design and create wonderful pieces whether it be home decor, jewelry, handbags and sandals. 
Tisaksuk also received an award for supporting the award show. (via Plezi Kanaval Awards Statuette Designed by Tisaksuk | SawPanse)

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On Thursday, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by Ms. Josette Darguste, the acting Minister of Culture, participated in Pandiassou (Hinche), at the ceremony of presentation of the first components of the Orchestra of the National Music Institute of Haiti (INAMUH).

In his speech, the Head of State, in the presence among others of Mayor of the town, the Departmental Delegate of the Centre, the Bishop of Hinche, Mgr. Simon Pierre Saint-Hillien, of Miguel Sanchez, President of the “Société Anonyme Mixte Pétion/Bolivar”, of the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Haiti, Pedro Gonzalez Canino and parliamentarians from Central Department, stressed the importance of music in the proper functioning of a society and invited the responsible of INAMUH to make every effort in order to mentor 675 children recruited to be part of the orchestra in the city of Hinche.

During the ceremony, children 3 to 16 years, after only three weeks of training presented a beautiful musical performance.

The Head of State has announced that it will implement this project in each department of the country, “I am what I am today thanks to the music, it is my duty to offer this opportunity to the children of Haiti. Vive the music, Vive Haiti !”
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