Thursday, July 10. 2008
The inaugural edition of 'Caribbean Summer' took place in Dortmund this past weekend. Several thousands showed up in Westfalenpark to enjoy the festivities on Saturday evening. There were a number of steel bands on hand comprised of 180 musicians including a local band from Dortmund's Pan Kultur, Bäng Bäng, also Delaware Steel from the USA, and Ebony from London.
On Sunday there were workshops for kids and a carnival style parade through the park. Steely Wonder, another steel band from Finland also made an appearance.
This edition of Caribbean Summer was sponsored by the tourist board of the Bahamas. It is hoped that this festival will become an annual event.
A full report in German from Ruhr Nachrichten follows after the YouTube clip. Go directly to their website for promotional photos and pictures from the event itself.
Here's a clip of a performance by PanGang, the youth pan orchestra of Pan Kultur:
Friday, July 4. 2008
On July 2 T&T Newsday reports:
MEMBERS of the Predators Football Club of Cunupia proudly wearing the jerseys adorned in the Deutschland colours handed over by the German Ambassador
Predators Get Football Gear
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