Grange visits J'can delegation at CARIFESTA

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has visited the approximately 80-member Jamaican delegation currently in Barbados for the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA), which began on Thursday.

“I had to show support to our artists, artisans, fashion designers, authors, actors, dancers, singers and comedians who work so hard to promote and share our authentic Jamaican culture which is so widely accepted and loved globally,” Grange said as she visited the Grand Market at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Two Miles Hill, Barbados.

A release from the ministry said Grange visted ahead of 'Jamaica Night', which was celebrated last night.

'Jamaica Night', according to the ministry, featured veteran singer, Ernie Smith; L’Acadco Dance Company; Quilt Arts and Theatre Company; the all female reggae band, Adazeh; comedians Ity and Fancy Cat; fashion designers Keneea Linton, Courtney Washington & Ayana Dixon; and author, Shelly-Ann Weeks.

The Jamaican contingent also includes 10 craftsmen and women who will be showcasing their wares in the categories of home and décor, fashion and accessories and skincare.

CARIFESTA 2017 continues until next Sunday.

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