Tuesday, August 16 2011 @ 11:48 AM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
On the occasion of the 49th Anniversary of the Nation’s Independence, the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition celebrates its 48th Anniversary with a programme consisting of a variety of our cultural expressions that promotes pride and confidence in the indigenous traditions of our Nation.
The first edition of this new formatted Best Village “Independence Folk Festival” takes place from August 26 at the Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook, then on August 27 to September 2, 2011 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) and September 3 at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah.
It opens on Friday August, 26 at 6:00 p.m. with Folk Literature Groups competing in Poetry, Short Story, Folk Characters, Ceremonies and Customs, Festivals and Stories of Historical Significance and Carnival Characters.
The culturally exciting category “La Reine Rive” comes to life on Saturday August, 27 at 7:30 p.m. when twenty (20) Village Belles will showcase their performing talents and express themselves with information about the village they represent. On the same night the Independence celebrations will be highlighted when seven (7) choirs and six (6) dance groups compete for the Best National/Patriotic Song and Dance trophies. Tribute will be paid to the former hostess of the Show, the late Allyson Hennessy.