Cultural Division & NCC will host the ‘2016 Emancipation Walk and Concert’ in Grand Bay today from 5pm
The Cultural Division and the National Cultural Council will host the ‘2016 Emancipation Walk and Concert’ in Grand Bay today, in efforts to decentralize the Emancipation Festival 2016 activities.
At 5:00 pm, beginning with drums and a ‘libation’ at Tèt Lalé, the walk will proceed to the main venue at Hewlett Centre. Through rituals including libations, official speeches and cultural performances, the walk and concert will pay homage to those Ancestors, who died in the middle passage, and to those who resisted slavery and other forms of oppression. It will also Honor some of those who contributed to the elevation of the Grand Bay community, via their professional, social, political, cultural and other activities.
On arrival at Hewlett Heritage Centre, an Emancipation Drum Circle will be followed by the official ceremony at 6:00 pm. The event will climax with performances by cultural groups and artistes, including Michele Henderson, Sankofa Dance Company, Anyel Pacquette, and Montin Lapo Kabwit.
There will also be screening of 2 mini-documentaries produced by the cultural division entitled, “Sennsé Builders of Dominica’, and “Screw Pine”.
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