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NAGB hosts Cowbelling and Drumming Competition

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NAGB hosts Cowbelling and Drumming Competition

Holly Bynoe

In the spirit of its current exhibition, EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is putting out a call to Junkanoo’s best.  We’re inviting the country’s star bellers and drummers to bring the heat in our bell-off and drum-off competitions on Friday,  July 1st. 

At 7 p.m. on the gallery lawn, there will be a:

· Beller-drummer combo competition (15 persons max)

· Beller line vs. beller line competition (6 bellers max)

· Drumline vs. drumline (10 drummers max)

 NAGB members enjoy the action free of charge. Regular admission is $1 for children 12 and under, and $3 for older kids and adults. All proceeds from the event will benefit the NAGB Mixed Media Summer Camp.

 For more competition rules, visit To register for the competition, contact Abby Smith at the NAGB at 328-5800. 

Download competition rules here