The drums of Bajan cultural performers melded with those of counterparts from Guadeloupe to produce sweet rhythms for dancers, including a stilt walker and an appreciative gathering, as Bridgetown Market started yesterday.
Amid the splash of colour, Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation, Cranston Browne, declared the event, regarded as the biggest street fair of the Crop Over Festival officially opened.
Bridgetown market runs for five days ending Tuesday and Browne said it was set to be part of record year for the island’s Crop Over festival.
“I think 2016 Crop Over will go down in the history books as one of the best ever.”
He added this was evident in increased airlift and the number of visitors to the island.
Additionally, the CEO said there had been renewed interest in Bridgetown Market, pointing out that some of the vendors offering their goodies along Spring Garden had booked their spots from as early as May.
Bridgetown Market features all types of local products including art & craft, fashion, as well as a variety of indigenous foods & drinks from colourful stalls.
Patrons will also be treated to a range of local entertainment and music.