Break Away Moments will be hosting its presentation of Anancy Festival on Sat. June 9, 2012 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm at The Princess Theater in Sanford, Fl. located at 115 W 1st Street, Sanford, FL. 32771
THE ORLANDO PRESENTATION WILL INCORPORATE A LIVE SIMULCAST SO COME READY TO REPRESENT WELL.
The Orlando production is one of four being held in four different cites on June 9th. Held in Jamaica, South Florida, Washington and Orlando.
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. 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.
Everyone is invited to come on out and enjoy a promotional display of abundant Anancy Fables/Storybooks along with a variety of Jamaican and Caribbean cultural books offered by DARE BOOKS located in Longwood.
The Anancy Festival will be a celebration of Jamaican and Caribbean Cultural Heritage with 'Anancy' story readings, cultural performances by Jennifer Copeland (Orlando's Miss. Lou), hilarious original Jamaican poetry renditions by Marsha Wilson (Osceola County Public School Teacher), Caribbean cultural books on display, poster competition, cultural items on exhibit and much more incorporated into the event.
Experience the celebration of Jamaica's 50th Independence and Caribbean American Heritage Month as a strong focus at this event which is geared toward children, teenagers and adults alike.
ANANCY - THE JUGGLER
BY SIMONE VRANOV-BROWN WILL BE SHOWCASED.
Simone is a top promising tennis player who plays here in Orlando and has also represented Jamaica in Tennis. She is also talented in other directions viz the Arts and among the pieces she has recently produced is one entitled ANANSI - THE JUGGLER
SIMONE IS A TALENTED TEENAGED JAMAICAN WHO EXPRESSES HERSELF IN ABSTRACT ART . 'ANANSI - THE JUGGLER' IS HER CONCEPT OF THE FAVOURITE CHARACTER IN JAMAICAN FOLKLORE WHO FINDS A WAY TO SURVIVE THROUGH HIS WITTY AND CUNNING DEEDS. THE ARTIST PERECEIVES HIM IN SPITE OF THIS, AS HAVING A VERY BIG HEART AND IS REALLY LOVED AND ADMIRED.
Seminole County Library will be represented and provide information for the Summer Reading Program taking place throughout the Seminole County Public Library system.
A 'School Supply / Educational Material / Book Drive' is being held also in conjunction with this event to benefit Mount St. Joseph Prep School in Mandeville, Jamaica which recently burned down. Please bring items to donate.
Additionally, Jamaica will celebrate 50 years of Independence this year and there is an opportunity to ensure that the next 50 years are much brighter for the island of Jamaica's children. With that in mind, 'Do Good Jamaica' has launched "Crayons Count", an initiative to equip every Early Childhood learning centres in Jamaica with learning kits. This is close to 2,700 facilities.
Each learning kit includes items such as crayons, play dough and puzzles which help with development during the critical early childhood stage and position the child for better performance in school at later levels.
This is an island-wide project in Jamaica whereby US$2.50 gives 1 Jamaican child access to a learning kit.
David Mullings (Diaspora Ambassador for the "Crayons Count" initiative) will be on hand to share about this special project.
Event Admission is FREE to children under the age of 2yrs, Children over 2yrs up to 18yrs is $3 and Adults $5
College students with Student ID will be $3
All payments will be received at the door. No ticket sales prior.
There will be a Door Prize of $100 Gift Certificate
Interested in Sponsoring the event?
Need more information?
Here are the details of the Break Away Moments Poster Contest
'THE CARIBBEAN...A PARADISE REGION ALIVE WITH CULTURE'
Also, join us and enjoy viewing posters created for the Break Away Moments Poster Contest which will be promoted via local College campuses and other avenues of promotion targeting the involvement of Caribbean Students and others interested in participating.
Criteria for posted must include the following...
1. Poster must depict a Caribbean cultural essence
2. Poster should incorporate a positive reflection of the Caribbean and/or its people, geography, tourism, craft, ethnic food, flora & fauna
3. Poster should demonstrate a sense of ingenuity and creativity
4. Contestants should be 18 yrs or older
Prize offered: $100 to winner
All posters entered meeting the established criteria will be showcased at the Anancy Festival event.
Judging will be done by Ricky Neath of YardMedia.com whose artwork will also be on display
The Winner will be awarded at the end of the performances affiliated with the 'Anancy Festival' event. Presentation to winner by Shana Simpson, Miss. Orlando Caribbean.
Premise of the Poster Contest is to promote the interest of the Caribbean with a focus on the culture and vibrancy which the region has to offer. It will also pull on community interest in general especially, that of young people with an interest in portraying the Caribbean via this avenue of art.
Thank You To Current Event Sponsors:
Dr. Dirt & The Dirty Boys
Caribbean American Passport NewsMagazine
Image Caribbean Cultural Society