Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Celebrating

The Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village opens with grand pageantry

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STEPPING UP: The Jeunes Agape Choir performs at the opening of the Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain on Tuesday. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

Mark Fraser


 Hundreds came out on Tuesday for the opening of the Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. The event produced by the Emancipation Support Commitee featured a rich blend of cultural presentations that reflected the diverse artistic expressions of the Afro-Trinbagonian community. Artistes performed folk songs, dance, calypso, steelpan music and more to a very appreciative audience.



Among the artistes performing was Brother Valentino who recently returned from a visit to Zimbabwe were he was received with great reverence by the people of the African state for which he years ago recorded a song of encouragement titled, “Stay Up Zimbabwe” during the civil war. Also performing was the Mighty Gabby who is considered to be a national treasure in his native Barbados. The veteran calypsonian delivered a first-class performance on this his much anticipated visit. Also on the lineup were Black Stalin, Karega Mandela, Karene Asche, Jeunes Agape, Alana Sinette and the St George’s College Music Ensemble.








EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATIONS WEEKEND SCHEDULE:



n TODAY:



4.30 a.m. - 8.30 a.m., 3 – 7 p.m., 



7.30 p.m  Drum Call / Freedom Morning Come 



KAMBULE 2014 



Cultural performances – Live Band Package – Isasc Blackman/ Resistance 



Flambeau Procession 



All Stars Panyard, Picadilly Greens and Yoruba Village



Treasury Building and moves off to the Lidj Yasu Omowale Village, Queen’s Park Savannah








TOMORROW:



LEGACIES & LEGENDS 



2 – 7 p.m.,  7.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.



MC ATILLAH 



Youth Pan Concert



Success Stars



Invaders



Old Tech



Golden Symphony



St Margaret’s



Exo Cubs



Legacies & Legends



Sing the Chorus and Ah Wanna Fall – a 



Calypso Musical - David Bereaux and Friends



Wasafoli



Tamboo Bamboo



Bois Academy (Stick fight)



Gary Cordner



Marvellous Marva



Contender



Bevon St Clair (Young King 2014)



Roger Johnson



Capoeira demonstration



Limbo— Malick Folk Performers



Bongo



Skins Alliance



Sogren Trace Enhancement Organisation



Noel James – Informer



Georgia Charles-McIntyre



Abby Blackman



Composer



Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village



Queen’s Park Savannah



SUNDAY:



RHYTHM & VOICES



YOUTH CONCERT  11.30 – 2 p.m., 2 to 7 p.m.



MC BLACK SAGE     8 – 11 p.m.



MC ANTICS Food Fair & Family Day – Drums / Single Pan Band / Tamboo Bamboo



Rhythm and Voices of Africa in the Village



Frontline Drummers



St Rose’s Girls



Carenage Performing Arts & Point Cumana Youth Group



Belan



Brother Book



St James Cultural Artisans



Second Freeport Sea Scouts



Sogren Trace Enhancement Organisation



St James Police Youth Club Elite Drummers & Ignited Dancers



Dayo Bejide



Tunapuna Vibrations 



Black Beat International



Curious Ringo



Mark Mayo



Oba Dread 



The Wise One



Wolde Dawit



Cardinal



Priest



Knocker



Devon Welch