Bahamas Junkanoo Festival Launch Photo Highlights…
May 7th – 9th 2015; Junkanoo, live bands, cultural show, indigenous colorful costumes designed and made by Bahamians….
Nassau, Bahamas – August 27th, 2014 an explosion of Bahamian culture erupted at Pompey Square as persons from all walks of life converged there to experience a cultural RUSH unlike any other that has ever taken place in The Bahamas. It was the official launch of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival set to be a post-Lenten five weeks festival of events, highlighting Bahamian cultural expressions in music, art and Junkanoo. This Collage of Culture is said to not be a single event, but rather a collection of celebrations, concerts, cultural shows and street parades that pull from all aspects of culture and heritage. Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival will kick off on Easter Monday 2015.
The launch gala provided an exhilarating foretaste of what’s to come May 7th – 9th 2015; Junkanoo, live bands, cultural show, indigenous colorful costumes designed and made by Bahamians, fireworks, food, drinks, jump in the line dance and more.
“I am very pleased that we will be soon be able to showcase even more of our country’s culture via this new event,” said the Prime Minister. “Not only is this a great opportunity for Junkanoos, artisans and other craftsmen to display their wares and talents but it also offers us the opportunity to provide additional entertainment for guests who visit our shores.”
The Bahamas National Festival Commission along with Prime Minister Christie, Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Daniel Johnson have engaged in talks with stakeholders on Grand Bahama Island to stage Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival events on that island as well. (Photos by David Mackey, TheBahamasWeekly.com)