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Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival 2017
160th street
Jamaica , NY
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Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival 2017
Braata Productions a 501(3) non profit organization is excited to host the inaugural, "Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival" under its Education & Outreach Program. The Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival will feature traditional authentic folk forms, and experiences from the different Anglophone Caribbean territories. A bankra basket is a Jamaican traveling basket; usually  woven, and is often carried or used as a display for a wide variety of produce. The name is inherited from the Twi language of Ghana (bonkara). This is exactly what this folk festival will replicate: the largesse beauty of the folk form uniquely represented from each island. There will be 3 major components to the festival:

(1) The Stalls/Island
(2) The Cultural Performances
(3) Effigy Walkway

These three (3) components will set the Bankra Basket Caribbean Folk Festival a part from other Festivals or other concerts featuring popular recording artistes. This event is dedicated to Folk forms and Folk culture, it will stimulate nostalgia for those who grew up with it, provide learning opportunities for others who had no knowledge of it, and will help reestablish the importance, and relevance of Folk as a viable, vibrant contributor to the Caribbean brand.


160th street (View)
Between Jamaica Ave & 90th streets
Jamaica , NY 11432
United States

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