VINP Announces This Year’s Island Cultural Festival “Some ah Dis, Some ah Dah”

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Allegra Christopher of Mascilyn Bamboula Dance Company teaches students from Antilles school the Bamboula at last years Anneberg Folk Life Festival. Aisha Zakiya photo.
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The Virgin Islands National Park announced Friday that it will not be hosting a Folklife Festival at Annaberg Sugar Plantation this year due to the tragic storms that happened last September. In lieu of the annual Folklife Festival, the Virgin Islands National Park will be hosting a smaller cultural celebration commemorating Virgin Islands history and culture.

This year’s theme, “Some ah Dis, Some ah Dah”, commemorates the culture from yesteryear brought forward today.  Activities include cultural dancing demonstrations by Bambola Dance group, drumming by Mr. Eddie Bruce, African drummer and music by Tropical Sounds just to name a few. There will also be various stations demonstrating cultural arts and crafts, and foods.

Virgin Islands National Park invites the public and local schools to this event which will take place at the Winston Wells Ballpark on March 23, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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