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Haitian troubadours gather around Prospect Park lake every Sunday evening to form a Rara music circle. They dance, they sing in Haitian Kreyòl, bang snare and bongo drums, blow deep melodies through bamboo trumpets and give the sun a festive African-sounding music bed to set to. Rara is a form of festival music that originated in Haïti. Like so much of Haitian culture, you can hear the influences of Taino Amerindian, African and French in the rhythms and melodies as they perform in the park.