2 Apr
2011

The 3rd Annual Anancy Festival

The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage and designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on a platform geared for children and adolescents.

The Anancy Festival will take place in South Florida on Saturday June 11th, 2011 at the Southwest Broward Regional Library in Pembroke Pines located at  7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. Phone: 954-201-8825

What: The Anancy Festival

When: June 11th, 2011

Where: South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Telephone: 954-201-8825

Time: 2:00 pm – 6.00 pm

Admission: Free

4 Jan
2010

The 2nd Annual Anancy Festival

The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage and designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on a platform geared for children and adolescents.

The festival is a venue for the showcasing of Caribbean culture, both traditional and contemporary, as well as Caribbean history. Children and parents will have the opportunity to learn about the Caribbean’s rich cultural legacy such as the moko jumbie stilt-walking masquerade which evolved in Trinidad, Anancy and his various representations in the Diaspora, the near extinct musical form known as “seú” and associated with Curaçao’s harvest festival, the evolution of Caribbean culinary practices such as drinking sorrel at Christmas time, and the roots of the currently popular Jamaican dance style known as “dancehall.”

The Anancy Festival will take place in South Florida on Saturday June 26th, 2010 at the Southwest Broward Regional Library in Pembroke Pines located at  7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. Phone: 954-201-8825

What: The Anancy Festival

When: June 26th, 2010

Where: South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Telephone: 954-201-8825

Time: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Admission: Free

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