“One Family’s Tribute to Jackson Burnside” will be celebrated on Friday, February 3, 2012, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. This exhibition includes a photographic record of an outstanding salute to deceased cultural icon Jackson Burnside in the Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade.
The event features a Junkanoo rushout in honour of Jackson Burnside. [A Junkanoo “rush out” is where people dressed in masks come rushing out to the streets with cowbells, drums and whistles, to start the partying.]
For more information, you may call (242) 348-5800 or see http://www.popopstudios.com/as-we-knew-him/ and http://www.popopstudios.com/one-family-features-popop-junkanoo-costume/
For more on Jackson Burnside, see http://bahamaspress.com/2011/05/11/leader-of-the-opposition-statement-on-the-passing-of-burnside-jackson/