Translation: ‘The Wise Landscape of the Face’ by Michel Onfray, Translation: ‘Simonobisick’s Letter’ by Blick Bassy, Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste de Kinshasa. The tap-tap bus driver maneuvering his vehicle in heavy traffic of Port-au-Prince. A book based on the story of Ibrahim ag Alhabib, founder of Tinariwen and co inventor of the Touareg guitar style, MBONGWANA STAR – Kinshasa’s Afro-junk revolutionaries, KINSHASA SYMPHONY – The art of Haydn and debrouillardise, JUPITER – Kinshasa’s rebel general stands tall, BALOJI (Part 1) – Super sorcerer of Belgo-congolese rap, ‘BENDA BILILI’ – “They never told us it was impossible…”, SOCKLO – The genius guitar maker of Kinshasa. →. Haitian people on the street seen through the colourful tap-tap window in Pétionville, Port-au-Prince. Yes, Haiti is dangerous, but to say something like "Do not use public transportation including ‘tap-taps’, unless you really have a pressing need to find out what being stabbed feels like" is not only a lie but incredibly unprofessional on the part of World Nomads. Next time I might just say ‘in God we trust!’. And I like to go long and deep into a story, which takes a lot of time and effort. Tap-tap buses passing through the traffic chaos in the downtown of Port-au-Prince. There are scenes from the Bible, Christian slogans, TV stars or famous football players often painted on a tap-tap body. As the country struggles with every cataclysm and curse known to a nation, it’s public transport system remains one of the beautiful in the world. The Tap Tap is the local transport in Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti. 2; p. 36, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Haiti's 'Tap Tap' Bus Art Flourishes After Quake, TRAVEL REPORT Haiti: 9. Tap-Tap Port-au-Prince, Haiti – summer 2008. See my bag in the front grill of this “Machine” or maybe a “Tap Tap,” I have believe they are called both, it is called a Tap Tap because you must Tap Tap … Haitian Tap Tap, Picture of a colorful bus in Haiti. Tap-tap buses passing through the downtown of Port-au-Prince. I to need to earn a crust somehow. How about that for a paradox?!  They follow fixed routes, won't leave until filled with passengers, and riders can disembark at any point in the journey. Here are some Taps Taps I managed to snap during a half hour stop at a busy Port au Prince roundabout: I you've been enjoying my website, please consider making a donation. African Arts. Fotoreportáž z Haiti. such beautiful colours painted onto the vehicles, yet not one of the subjects appears to be remotely happy or content on here, beautiful contrast, Lovely series of a lovely colorfull thing in such a dark world. Tap taps are gaily painted buses or pick-up trucks with metal covers that serve as share taxis in Haiti. Many thanks! Tap-tap buses waiting to get full and depart for their regular route in the downtown of Port-au-Prince. They are private, operate over fixed routes, departing only when full. They may also be referred to as camionette. A Haitian street vendor passing the elaborately painted tap-tap bus on the street of Port-au-Prince. this is a very colorful way to travel in Haiti Great job. Tap-tap, veřejná doprava v Karibiku, barevné autobusy. Almost everywhere you go, taxi buses burst with personality and flair, though nowhere more so than Haiti. Tap-tap name comes from sound of taps on the metal bus body signifying a passenger's request to be dropped off. A Haitian street vendor offering water to the tap-tap passengers on the street of Port-au-Prince. Tap-tap vehicles serve as public transportation in Haiti. I didn’t have enough time to put one together. On my recent trip to Haiti, I was advised against visiting the place by my hosts, the UN World Food Program, because it’s in a ‘red zone’, which denotes maximum risk and danger of kidnapping. Travel and Currency, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tap_tap&oldid=951341594, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 April 2020, at 18:08. , Literally meaning "quick quick", these vehicles for hire are privately owned and ornately decorated. ← SUPER ONZE DE GAO – The takamba champions of the Niger bend. ", CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, Tap-tap, fula-fula, kia-kia: The Haitian bus in Atlantic perspective. Copyright © 2020 Andy Morgan Writes. As the country struggles with every cataclysm and curse known to a nation, it’s public transport system remains one of … While saying not to use any form of public transport in Haiti, the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against tap tap travel especially. They may also be referred to as camionette. , The US State Department warns travelers not to use tap taps "because they are often overloaded, mechanically noisy, and driven unsafely. , Often painted with religious names or slogans, the tap tap is known for its lavish decoration, and many feature wild colors, portraits of famous people, such as Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson and intricate, hand-cut wooden window covers, some window covers are also made of metal..