August 05, 2010
The big finale of the Parade of Troupes and Last Lap ended Culturama 2010, which the Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry, lauded as a “grand success!”
” I knew this year’s Culturama was going to be great, as from the onset the islands festival was launched with fireworks for the first time in Culturama history.”
The Parade of Troupes began at around 3:30 p.m. from the Nevis Cultural Center and made their way along Samuel Hunkins Drive and then Main Street. The Climax came at the Cultural complex where each troupe danced or performed a small skit on stage for a few minutes.
This year a number of troupes participated including the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) Youth arm, the Lyn Jeffers School, the Maude Cross School, and the HIV ““AIDS unit among others.
The event also included masqueraders, mock a jumbies and a number of individual persons parading with their own unique style.
The Ultra Sonic band, Kasanova, Odisi and other local bands and sound systems provided music for the revelers.
Culturama 2010 was held under the theme: Culturama 2K10! A unique cultural blend.
The festival took place from July 22nd- August 3rd with a host of activities, including the Ms. Culture Queen Pageant won by Miss Verna Grant, the Senior Calypso Monarch competition which saw Oscar “˜Astro’ Browne become King, Ro-Jan “Princess K” Claxton, won the Junior Calypso show and St. Thomas’ Primary school won the Talented Youth Show.
According to Culturama Chairperson Halstead “Sooty” Byron,” this year was great and by next week ideas and preparation will be setting the stage for next years’ Culturama festivities.”