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Virtual Junkanoo Is Back For Summer 2021

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is gearing up to host its 2nd Virtual Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF) scheduled for three consecutive Saturdays –Aug. 14, Aug. 21 and Aug. 28, 2021.

The virtual festival will air on TourismTodayBahamas Facebook page and will feature all things Bahamian, sharing generational knowledge on customs and traditions, Bahamian delicacies and enlightening viewers on the art and history of Junkanoo.

The virtual event allows the Ministry of Tourism to continue its efforts in keeping Bahamians and visitors safe, while preserving our cultural heritage.

Junkanoo Summer Festival is one of the Ministry of Tourism’s premier events that happens annually. Since its inception in 2015, the festival has grown significantly and has gained immense popularity. Consequently, it has been expanded to include additional authentically Bahamian talents.

In that vein, the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation invites everyone to join in the celebration as we display what is truly Bahamian. Join in this virtual parade of top-notch Bahamian talent, featuring among others, Ira Storr and the Spank Band, Geno D., Lady E and Veronica Bishop. The event will also be hosted by Bahamian singers and songwriters Dyson and Wendy Knight and will end with a live Junkanoo performance by an all-star junkanoo band.

The Festival, although virtual, promises to be entertaining and engaging and will showcase integral aspects of the Bahamian culture, such as the creativity of the Bahamian people, their music and dance, their stories, Bahamian cuisine and an assortment of local drinks.

Go to www.bahamas.com for more.

 

 

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