Four Golden Drum Awards and Five Special Recognition Awards to be presented at Emancipation Celebrations 2011

first_img Share Share Tweet 23 Views   no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews Four Golden Drum Awards and Five Special Recognition Awards to be presented at Emancipation Celebrations 2011 by: – July 22, 2011center_img Share In photo: The Old Mill Cultural Centre. Photo credit: travel.dominik.netFour Golden Drum Awards and five Special Recognition Awards will be presented at the Golden Drum Awards Celebrations as part of the 2011 Emancipation Celebrations this year.Awardees will be Paulette Prosper for her contribution to the development and preservation of church and folkloric choral music, Dereck ‘De Hunter’ St. Rose, for his contribution to the development and promotion of the Calypso art form, Davis Marcellin, for the preservation and promotion of Dominican Oral Traditions and Marcel Cruickshank for his contribution to sound engineering.Special Recognition Awards will be presented to Davidson ‘Observer’Victor, and Cecil ‘Checker’ Burnett for the promotion of calypso, Julian L. Benjamin for consistent involvement in the performing arts, Marcia Baptiste for Carnival Queen Pageantry, and Sakis for the preservation and promotion of Carnival Arts.The Emancipation Celebration programme begins on Saturday July 23rd with Emancipation Vibrations; a show of song, dance and drumming to be staged at the Wesley Basket ball Court from 6pm.On Tuesday 26th July an Art and Craft Exhibition will open at the Old Mill Cultural Centre at 7pm. Submission by local artists and craftsmen will be on display.  The Emancipation Exhibition will be held over till the end of the month.The Golden Drum Awards ceremony and Concert will be staged at the Arawak House of Culture on Wednesday 27th July. Some of the performers contributing to the sizzling show package to be presented are the Sisserou Singers, the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company, Petite Savanne Cultural Group, De Hunter and the Paix Bouche Drummers.The Emancipation Hike organized by the Waitukubuli Ecological Foundation in collaboration with the Division of Culture will give hikers the opportunity to walk segment 13 of the Waitukubuli National Trail on Saturday 30th July.The Nature Island Book Fair and Literary Festival at the UWI Open Campus from August 5th to 7th will bring down the curtains on the 2011 Emancipation Celebrations. A number of distinguished writers are expected to be a part of this literary exposition.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

"Four Golden Drum Awards and Five Special Recognition Awards to be presented at Emancipation Celebrations 2011"