Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Event: “Nevis Culturama Festival 2016” continues through Tuesday, August 2, 2016 — Saint Kitts and Nevis, West Indies

Nevis Culturama Festival 2016 July 21-August 2, 2016
Event: “Nevis Culturama Festival 2016” on Thursday, July 21, 2016 to Tuesday, August 2, 2016 — Saint Kitts and Nevis, West Indies; Event Details – Nevis’ premier festival is a unique celebration of the most significant milestone in our history - the emancipation of slaves in the 1830s. It is a 12-day focus on all aspects of Nevisian arts and culture; Telephone: 869-469-1992
Event Description: “It was in February of 1974 at a general meeting of the Nevis Dramatic and Cultural Society that the previous Christmas festival was part of the discussion. It was felt that much of the old familiar troupes were missing and that some of the activities indigenous to Nevis at Christmas time were lacking. Lengthy discussions as to what improvements could be made and suggestions of another festival at Easter time was looked at. At that time the suggestions of another was not given serious consideration, but it was at the next general meeting of the group that Calvin 'Cabo' Howell, the Vice President stressed the need and urgency to start to preserve our customs and folk art, as these were rapidly declining in our community. Having secured a name, the time of the year was the next step. The people of Nevis are mainly of African descent and since we celebrate the freedom of slaves (Emancipation) on Nevis the first day in August, it was decided that there was no better time than the August weekend for the event. The first programme included Dancing, Drama, Display, Old Fashion Troupes (i.e Johnny Walkers, Giant and Spear, Bulls, Red Cross, Blue Ribbon etc.) Folk Singing and Arts and Crafts. A local recipe competition and the Miss Culture Show and Calypso Competition ...”Read more: ;">“Nevis Culturama Festival-About
For further information: Nevis Culturama Festival 2016, Nevis Culturama Festival-Facebook and Nevis Culturama Festival-About.

Street Parade - Nevis Culturama 2015 - video by King Razah

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