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Speightstown alive!

Crop Over, more specifically, the infectious rhythms of the steel pan music, came to the north of the island today, as the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) held its Pan In De City  in  Speightstown, St Peter.

The day’s events also included a cruise from Bridgetown to Speightstown.

From as early as 10 o’clock  this morning, the main street of the northern town was transformed into a major cultural  market  for Barbadians to shop for various arts and craft, as well as to savour the delights of vendors selling food and drink.

Patrons were also treated  to being treated to the sounds of the Rose Hill Tuk Band and various steel orchestra.

Dubbed a “Pantastic weekend”, the activities will culminate with Pan Pun De Sand tomorrow at Brandon’s Beach, St Michael.

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One Response to Speightstown alive!

  1. Randy Forde July 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I am a bajan living in Canada reading Barbados today and I am happy to say it’s time Speightstown get some action. I was visiting home last year and took a visit to Speightstown and I was shocked to see the place dying. I was talking to a shopkeeper and he was happy to get a little busness as he is struggling to keep his door open. This was a resturant and I don’t remember his name. As for the jetty I was shocked to see that place in the state it is. I hope the Goverment find the money to repair it. I couldn’t take my family on it because it was off limits to visitors. I am coming down this year later but won”t be for the festivals but other buisness. I hope those people who are arranging crop over will see my article and take more buisness to these dying areas in our beautiful island.Thanks to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) for putting on Pan in de City.


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