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Take a cultural break with the kids and celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage month at the Anancy Festival”, Pembroke Pines, Florida – June 26th, 2010

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A Celebration of Caribbean Cultural Heritage

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage month at the Anancy Festival on June 26th, 2010 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Anancy Festival  is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on a platform geared for children and adolescents.

The festival is the brainchild of X. Murphy, owner and webmaster of jamaicans.com. His co-organizer is Dr. Andrea Shaw, assistant director and assistant professor in the Division of Humanities at Nova Southeastern University and a writer and scholar of African Diaspora studies. The event is co-sponsored by Jamaicans.com and the South Broward Regional Library.

This event is free to the public. Confirmed performances include :

  • Film Launch: The Ananse Animation Project
  • Musical Performers: The Jamaica Folk Revue and Jamaican Pianist Beryl Johnson
  • Storytellers: Geoffrey Philp, author of Grandpa’s Anancy Stories, Dawn Price author of Run to Freedom and Father Easton Lee author of Heritage Call: Ballad of Children of the Dragon.
  • Appearances by Miss Jamaica Florida participants.

The Anancy Festival will take place in South Florida on Saturday June 26th at 1.00 pm at the South Broward Regional Library/ Broward College located at 7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pine, Florida 33024.

 Please visit the website: http://www.anancyfestival.com   

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