The Cultural Division and the National Cultural Council will hosts the Emancipation Walk and Concert 2016 in Grand Bay on July 29th in efforts to decentralize the Emancipation Festival 2016 activities.
At 5:00PM, beginning with drums and a libation at Tèt Lalé, the walk will proceed to the main venue at Hewlett Centre. Through ritual including libations, official speeches and cultural performances the walk and concert will pay homage to those Ancestors who died in the middle passage, and those who resisted slavery and other forms of oppression as well as 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 6:00PM. The event will climax performances by cultural groups and artists including Michel 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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