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VIDEO: Folklorama’s Africa/Caribbean Pavilion

August 10, 2011 8:00 AM | Entertainment

By Vincent Lee

Head over to the Africa/Caribbean Pavilion and move to the beat of the steel drums while experiencing a rich and diverse pavilion.


Grant Park High School has been temporarily transformed into an Afro-Caribbean street market with a long hallway of a variety of authentic African souvenirs for purchase.

Entertainment features lithe limbo dancer and fire eater Prince Jo Jo direct from Ocho Rios, Jamaica, accompanied by the slick rhythm of Clyde Heerah and the Paradize Band. The show also features rhythmic African dancing by the Afro-Caribbean Dancers, and the Dominica Bele Dancing.

The food is absolutely delicious with the kitchen serving up such dishes such as jerk chicken, curried goat, calypso ribs and jamaican patties. The desserts are quite tasty as well with a wide variety to choose from.

Cultural displays include a steel pan workshop demonstrated by the Winnipeg Steel Orchestra, and a cricket demonstration.

Showtimes are nightly at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m. Late shows are scheduled for 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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