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Aug 6

Bankra Caribbean Cultural Festival

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival features traditional folk forms and experiences from different Caribbean territories. Inherited from the Twi language of  Ghana (bonkara), a bankra is a large, woven basket made of indigenous materials in the islands of the Caribbean and is often carried or used as a display for a wide variety of produce, usually colorful and tantalizing to the eyes. This is exactly what this festival replicates: the largesse beauty of the folk culture represented from each island.

The hours the event is running is from 12 – 8PM.

There are three major components to the festival:

1) The Stalls/Island
2) The Cultural Performances
3) Cultural Pop Up Display

These three components set the Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival apart from other Caribbean festivals featuring popular recording artists. This event is dedicated to Folk forms and Folk culture. It provides nostalgia for those who grew up with it, learning opportunities for others who had no knowledge of it, and helps reestablish the importance and relevance of Folk cultural as a viable, vibrant contributor to the Caribbean brand. 

What roles we need to fill:

  • TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/ BACKSTAGE CREW / STAGE MANAGER
  • SET UP CREW
  • LOAD IN CREW / CLEAN UP CREW
  • ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR
  • PLAYZONE
  • FRONT OF HOUSE
  • MERCHANDISE TABLE (T-SHIRT/CD SALES)

Volunteers are the personality of Bankra Caribbean Cultural Festival. Braata outfits each volunteer with a lanyard and will provide refreshments and snacks during each volunteer shift. After the event, we are proud to offer an acknowledgment of the achievements of volunteers with a letter confirming volunteer hours if needed.

For more information and to sign up, please email info@braataproductions.org.

All staff must follow our COVID Policy to ensure that the safety of the community and our current staff members are considered. For more information about our precautions, please visit: 

https://www.braataproductions.org/covid-safety

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
https://www.braataproductions.org/bankra2022

Venue

York Performing Arts Center
94-45 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Queens, NY 11451 United States
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Organizer

Braata Productions
Phone:
(917) 668-2209
Email:
braataproductions@gmail.com
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