Bridgetown and Warrens came alive with pops of colour, culture and creativity last Saturday as stakeholders in the island’s creative economy gathered to commence celebrations for the 45th National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA).
Throngs of Barbadians gathered in The City to see the spectacle entitled NIFCA Pun De Road. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the road show featured an array of cultural talent from literary artistes such as DJ Simmons, Winston Farell, Janine White, dancing from Dancin’ Africa, Barbados Dance Centre, the Pinelands Creative Workshop and the Livy and Betty Alleyne Dance Centre. There were theatrical presentations in the middle of The City from Jennifer Walker and Yolanda Holder-Capandeguy and performances from Crystal Cummins-Beckles and Sistaz. It was followed by a 45-minute concert in Warrens.
The road show travelled from the headquarters of the National Cultural Foundation in West Terrace, St James to pit stop at several points in Bridgetown before heading to Massy Stores Centre at Warrens, St Michael.
It featured seasoned artistes and young, up-and-coming awardees who owe their careers to the recognition they received on the NIFCA stage. (KK)