Junkanoo to be showcased at New Orleans Jazz Festival

JUNKANOO CULTURE — The Bahamian Junkanoo culture will be depicted in the United States once again. The above file photo and others on this page are indicative of the important element of Bahamian history.    (FPN File Photo)

NASSAU, Bahamas, February 6, 2019 —The more than 500,000 persons who will be in New Orleans for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival from Apr 26 – May 5, 2019 will get an opportunity to see a performance of Junkanoo, The Bahamas’ number one cultural expression.

The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, has announced that an invitation has been received to participate in the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest music festival.

“The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is capitalizing on a singular opportunity to showcase on a world stage, before an audience of some 500,000 festival-goers, the richness of Bahamian culture,” Minister D’Aguilar said. “We will be taking to Louisiana a dynamic cultural contingent that will rock the city of New Orleans.”

The Minister noted that The Bahamas’ presentation “at the New Orleans Music Festival will consist of a 35-member Junkanoo group and a 10-member Revue band.” See BAHAMAS CHRONICLE at https://bahamaschronicle.com/junkanoo-to-be-showcased-at-new-orleans-jazz-festival/.

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