CDF Announces Emancipation Day Celebration


The Cultural Development Foundation, Folk Research Centre and the Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari are encouraging Saint Lucians and visitors to attend the Emancipation Day Celebration at the Derek Walcott Square on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012, from 3:00 p.m.

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As Saint Lucia joins the rest of the Caribbean and other communities of African descendants around the world in the annual celebration of Emancipation Day, the Cultural Development Foundation has endorsed a special programme of activities taking place across the length and breadth of the island in observance of this important event in our history.On Wednesday August 1, Emancipation Day, the public is invited to attend the Annual Rally and Cultural Show entitled “Sounds of Freedom,” featuring messages, spontaneous tributes and performances by leading poets, dancers and musicians including Harmonites Steel Orchestra, Secret Band, Avotsevis Band and the reggae band 4th World.

Three other activities which the Cultural Development Foundation will be collaborating with organizers on in an effort to decentralize the celebration of Emancipation Day include;

The Laborie Stars United Sports Club’s cultural community event, which will include youth and elders in various performances;

Choiseul’s Emancipation Day Activity under the theme ‘Living our Freedom’ which seeks to encourage young people to use their freedom to express their creativity and talent; and

Vye –Fo – Mouvman Ansanm (Vieux-Fort) which will seek to engage citizens in a Freedom Walk around Vieux-Fort, Panel Discussion, Listwa Night and Exhibition and Freedom Concert.

The Emancipation Day Celebration activities continue with collaborations between the Cultural Development Foundation and the Folk Research Centre as they present two special fora as part of the Annual Lecture Series.

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