“Caribbean Week-One Love” festivities officially launched in Northern Ireland


Belfast was treated to Caribbean hospitality and festivities on Saturday with the official launch of Caribbean Week 2015. The festival is organized by the African Caribbean Support Organization Northern Ireland (ACSONI) in partnership with the Association of Caribbean Nationals (ACAN) with support from the Consulate for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to Northern Ireland.

The annual Caribbean Week highlights Caribbean history, food, music, poetry, photography, fashion, tourism, agriculture, including emancipation and independence in the Caribbean region. The main countries involved were St Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Barbados, St Lucia and Cuba; promoting their history, culture, food and life, in and amongst Northern Ireland communities.

[. . .] Saturday’s launch featured a procession of performers and salsa dancing to the tropical rhythms; a Caribbean food-fest, SVG tourism, historical, art and agricultural exhibits, as well as a photographic exhibition by Sarah Hunter highlighting the Caribbean Diaspora’s positive contributions to civic life and diversity in Northern Ireland. [. . .]

[Shown above, MC Yolande Robertson, from St. Vincent.]

For full article, see http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Caribbean-Week–One-Love-festivities-officially-launched-in-Northern-Ireland-27275.html

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