1 Aug

Photos from Anancy Festival 2013

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18 Apr

The Anancy Festival 2013 – Eight cities. Eight events: Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Nairobi (Kenya), Accra (Ghana) and Kingston – June 8th, 2013 & June 15th, 2013

The Anancy Festival 2013 – Eight cities. Eight events: Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Nairobi (Kenya), Accra (Ghana) and Kingston – June 8th, 2013 & June 15th, 2013

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.



JUNE 8th, 2013 Anancy festival locations


Anancy Festival Orlando
Date: Saturday June 8th
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
One People Film Documentary Showing at 6:30pm
Address: 245 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood, Fl. 32750
Admission: $5 Adults (click here http://anancyfestivalinorlando2013.eventbrite.com)
Children $1 (click here http://anancyfestivalinorlando2013.eventbrite.com)
2 Yrs.and Under FREE

Contact: Sandy Issacs (sandylisaacs@yahoo.com)

Accra (Ghana)
Title: Anancy from Jamaica visits his cousin Kweku Ananse in Ghana
Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Dzorwulu, Accra. Contact ruthkwakwa@gmail.com for details.
Contact: Ruth Kwakwa  (ruthkwakwa@gmail.com)

JUNE 15th, 2013 Anancy festival locations


Anancy Festival  New York
Date: June 15, 2013
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Langston Hughes Branch, Queens Public Library.
Address: 10001 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
Admission: Free
Contact:  Kerri-Ann Smith (anancyfestivalny@gmail.com)

Anancy Festival Atlanta
Date: Saturday June 15, 2013
Time: 2:00-5:30 PM
Location: Central Library, Lower Level Auditorium and Alcove
Address: 1 Margaret Mitchell Square at the corner of Forsyth Street and Carnegie Way, Atlanta, GA 30303-2513 (Downtown Atlanta). For GPS and Mapquest purposes, use 126 Carnegie Way, Atlanta 30303.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Description: Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, arts and crafts, and a film screening with local and regional performers. Each young attendee will receive a special gift from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation. Light refreshments will also be served.
Contact: For additional information contact Sharon Robinson at 404-730-4001x 210 (sharone.robinson@fultoncountyGA.gov)  or Monica Foderingham at 404-730-1808 (Monica.foderingham@fultoncountyGA.gov)

Anancy Festival  Nairobi,Kenya

Date: June 15th, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: G-Rockers Centre,
Kawangware Slums
Website: http://www.grockerssports.com
Admission: Free
Contact: Zubair Mohammed
Email:  mohammed.zubair65@gmail.com
Mobile: 0724272766, 0738272766


Anancy Festival Washington DC
Title: Anancy! Anansi!
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Room: MLK Room A-5
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Register here: www.anancyfestivaldc.eventbrite.com
Theatrical presentation, storytelling, and art competition
Contact: Eva Greene Wilson (soca@socamom.com)
Contact: Dr. Claire Nelson (clairen@iadb.org)

Anancy Reading Festival Kingston, Jamaica

June 15th, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library
2 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 3
Admission: Free
Contact: Kellie Magnus  (kelliemagnus@gmail.com)

Anancy Festival Pembroke Pines

June 15th, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Admission: Free
Contact: Andrea Shaw (andreaeshaw@yahoo.com) or Xavier Murphy (info@anancyfestival.com)

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