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BANKRA CULTURAL 
FESTIVAL 2022

ProduceR : ANDREW CLARKE

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: JOEL EDWARDS

  • York College - August 6

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 cultural represented from each island. 

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. 

PHOTOS

BANKRA CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2021

 

MEET THE ARTISTS

 

THE PERFORMERS

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JC LODGE

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Marva Newton

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Kiara Paige - CarNYval

THE CREATIVES

Script Writer
Karl O'Brian Williams

Creative Director
Andrew Clarke

Musical Director
Joel Edwards

Mixing Engineer
Taje Crumbe

Keyboards
Joel Edwards

Bass Guitar
Newel Singh

Lead Guitar
Colwyn Mitchell

Drums
Allan Wellington

Our Sponsors

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NYC Councilmember NANTASHA WILLIAMs

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and Council Member Darlene Mealy.

DATE & TICKETS

August 6th, 2022

YORK COLLEGE