This Just In: Upcoming Events and Workshops!

Join The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in an educational celebration of Junkanoo on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.

The NAGB’s Educational Department has created a complete family day where guests can: Participate in the following hands-on activity, create and paste your own Junkanoo piece.

Please RSVP by 4:00 PM Friday, April 16th, 2012.

Date: Saturday, April 21th, 2012
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Prices are as follows:

$25 Individual / $20 NAGB Members

$10 for children under 12

$40 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 kids; or 1 adult, 3 kids)

For further information please call 328-5800/1.

And if that isn’t enough, the NAGB Film Series is back featuring A Beat Forever: Junkanoo!

NAGB FILM SERIES: A Beat Forever: Junkanoo
Produced by: Isabella Astengo
Date: 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The film documents, 6 Characters, 6 Bahamians, 6 Junkanooers that takes the viewer on an incredible travel inside Junkanoo. The film follows the characters throughout a full year, discovering their inside passion, which begins with the conceptual idea to the performance on Bay Street. Darren Bastian, Jackson Burnside III, Arlene Nash Ferguson and Shona Wood, from One Family Warriors group; Howard Bethel and Chris Justilien from Colours talks about their passion, their life with and for Junkanoo.

“When I hear the music, the transformation take place, it starts with my head, then goes to my heart, then the cloths come off and then I become a fanatic, A Real Junkanoo Fanatic”, Darren Bastian, One Family’s Chairman Magnus.

The Education Department is excited to screen the film, “A Beat Forever: Junkanoo” because of the contents it offers the viewer. For the first time, the viewer can receive a ‘back stage pass” and go behind the scenes in the Junkanoo shacks, Junkanoo groups meetings, practices, and personal interviews with the individuals that make this event possible. The film also has interviews with Jackson Burnside III who is the star of the current exhibition at the gallery. The viewer will walk away with a complete understanding and appreciation of the Bahamian culture expression, Junkanoo.