After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bahamian Music & Heritage Festival is back for its 17th edition from 16 to 18 March. The event will take place at Regatta Site in George Town, Exuma, and will showcase the unique traditions, music, and cuisine of the Bahamas. The festival offers a three-day cultural extravaganza, featuring food samplings at "Da Festival Kitchen" and tastings of some of the best Bahamian food and drinks. Festivalgoers of all ages can also participate in various cultural activities, from learning booths for adults to games and storytelling for primary school students.
The festival will feature contests of Bahamian dances and a culinary and cultural competition, including onion peeling, sugarcane peeling, and straw plaiting. Highlighting each evening of the festival will be a concert headlined by top Bahamian performing artists, including a Gospel Concert on Thursday, 16 March, and a Close-Out Party on the final evening.
Each evening of the festival will feature a concert headlined by top Bahamian performing artists: a Gospel Concert on Thursday, 16 March, featuring Bishop Lawrence Rolle, Glorious Praise Dance, Natasha Lewis- Robinson; performances on Friday, 17 March by Avvy, Blaudy, Exuma Rake n Scrape Band, Jammin Rahming, Julien Believe, and many more; and a Close-Out Party on the final evening, 17 March, featuring Basil Smith, Calyp Each day's festivities will be capped off with a rousing Junkanoo rushout.
According to the Hon. I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, the return of the festival is a testament to the resilience of the Bahamian people and their commitment to preserving and promoting their cultural heritage. Don't miss the chance to experience the diverse and vibrant culture of the Bahamas at this unforgettable event. Visit Bahamas.com and TourismToday.com for more information.