A representative for Arcade Fire says that the Grammy Award-winning indie rock band will perform in Haiti this month.
Scott Rodger of Quest Management confirmed in an email that the Montreal band will play Feb. 21 as part of the country's Carnival celebrations in the coastal town of Jacmel. The event generally features only local groups.
Arcade Fire's fourth and latest album, Reflektor, draws on Haitian musical traditions such as "rara." It was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of last year.
The family of band co-founder Régine Chassagne settled in Montreal after fleeing the dictatorship of François Duvalier in the 1960s.
The band, which won the 2011 Grammy for album of the year, has donated more than $500,000 to Partners in Health, a Haitian charity that focuses on health care. Frontman Win Butler, Chassagne's husband, said in 2012 that Arcade Fire donates $1 from every concert ticket to the charity.