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4th Annual International Maroon Conference, June 21-23, 2012, Portland

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WHAT: Charles Town Maroon Council presents 4th Annual International Maroon Conference

WHEN: June 21-23, 2012

WHERE: The Asafu Yard

Charles Town, Portland


Thursday: – Movie Night – Verner Zipps “The Jamaica Maroons”

– Capoeira demonstration from Brazil

Friday: – Movie Night – Roy Anderson “Akwantu”

– Might with the Ancestors – featuring Drumming

Saburday: Celebrating Quao’s Day

– Ceremonial Parade from all Jamaican Maroon Nationals and International Maroon Nations

– 1:00 pm Presentation of the Nanny/Qua Abeng Award to the late Paul Robeson

– Cultural performances including musician & Hailfax Poet Laureate Shauntay Grant

– Conference Presentations

Night: – Movie Night – “Studio One Drumming”

– Fashion Show – fashions by Ayawear

– Stage Show: Charles Town Drummers, Dancers and Friends

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