NIFCA winners for England
Ten lucky former National Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) award winners will be heading to London shortly to take Barbados culture to the world.
The group will be heading to the Museum of Dockland. They will present a 45-minute production entitled South! Buhbayduss Ah Come From under the heading of HELLO LONDON! HELLO BARBADOS! The group will also conduct four workshops in dance, poetry and song.
Making the announcement at the Ministry of Culture on Monday, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Stephen Lashley, said he was proud to launch the project, as he believed NIFCA was a product which could be exported to the world, should be seen in a different light and taken more seriously.
“I’m very excited about this because for some time, I have been asking the NCF to look at NIFCA in a completely different light. We have a product that can be exported to the rest of the world and can go a long way in helping Barbados to develop more,” Lashley said.
The musical theatre presentation will feature aspects of past Barbadian life. Along with the performing arts, Barbadian craft and culinary workshops will be offered for families attending the festival.
The visit by the Barbadian group coincides with the museum’s annual Family Festival weekend on August 13-14.