Crop Over Festival – Emancipation Day Walk and Drum Circle

August 1, 2019

10:00 am


Event Description

The The Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports and the Commission for Pan-African Affairs presents its Emancipation Day Walk.

From the Bussa Statue to Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

Immediately following the walk there will be a short programme which will include the annual Emancipation Day message.

There will also be the laying of wreaths in memory of the National Heroes and performances.

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) will also host a free African-based spiritual gathering under the theme Fire, Freedom & Fellowship: Celebrating Spiritual Emancipation at Brandon’s Beach off the Mighty Grynner Highway, starting at at 4:30 p.m.

The event will feature a short drum-led procession, which will commence in Brandon’s car park at 4:30 p.m., and proceed up the beach to a bonfire and drum circle.

The day’s activities will also include tributes from Spiritual Baptists, the Nation of Islam, the Rastafarian community, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Zion House of Israel Temple, PACO and others.

There will also be performances by:
Pinelands Creative Workshop
Dancing Africa
Of Another Nature
Adrian Green
Margaret Gill

This will be followed by a drum circle dedicated to healing, peace, tolerance and fellowship, where persons will have the opportunity to join in the celebrations.

Persons attending the event are asked to wear white and walk with umbrellas, blankets, chairs and instruments and join the gathering on Brandon’s Beach.

Parking is available on Deacon’s pasture.

For more information, contact the NCF at 417-6628, or email .

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