DATE: June 4, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath, Libraries Division
It’s time to celebrate Caribbean cultural heritage at the annual Anancy Festival, scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. on June 15 at South Regional/Broward College Library, located at 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. It will be a full day of fun for all ages with the screening of short animated films featuring Caribbean characters, musical performances, a costume parade, an arts and crafts room and live simulcasts from other Anancy Festivals in the U.S. (New York, Orlando, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta) and beyond (Jamaica, Kenya, and Ghana).
"It's important to celebrate our rich Caribbean heritage and it's African connection" said Xavier Murphy, co organizer of the Anancy Festival. "It is one of the main goals of the annual Anancy Festival"
The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage and designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on a platform geared for children and adolescents.
For more information on the Anancy Festival, please visit www.anancyfestival.com.
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