[MIAMI] – Junkanooers, Bahamians, and associates of The Bahamas will converge Thursday, 28 July, at Bunche Park in Miami Gardens for the primary ever Junkanoo Fest 242 sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA). The four-day cultural competition, operating from 28 – 31 July is organized by Conch Pearl Leisure and seeks to rejoice the connection between South Florida and The Bahamas whereas showcasing the expertise and creativity of Bahamian artisans to a wider viewers.
The competition formally opens to the general public on Friday, 29 July. Girl Ann Marie Davis, spouse of the Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, might be a particular visitor on the competition on Friday and Saturday. A predominant spotlight of the competition might be a singular Junkanoo rush out the place competition attendees are invited to deliver drums, whistles and cowbells and be part of the greater than 100 Bahamian and American Junkanooers in a two-day parade contest. Davis will current the awards to the winners of the competitors throughout an awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon, 30 July.
Pageant goers can count on to be handled to an genuine Bahamian trend present and a Bahamian cultural present that includes Bahamian artists equivalent to Candy Emily and Ilsha with the Movement Band. There may also be cubicles displaying authentically made Bahamian merchandise and distributors with a wide range of Bahamian culinary treats and drinks to select from.
Junkanoo Fest 242 will culminate with an Honours Banquet on Sunday evening, 31 July, the place 10 community-minded Bahamian residents of South Florida, might be recognised for his or her dedication to preserving Bahamian heritage by means of the creation of programmes and assist providers of their respective communities.