The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Arts & Culture Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012 - 3:06:04 PM


(Photos) Junior Junkanoo 2012 in Grand Bahama Island
Jan 19, 2012 - 10:59:39 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page
IMG_0006.jpg
Photo: Derek Carroll

Freeport, Bahamas - Junior Junkanoo for Grand Bahama Island took place on Saturday, January 15th, 2012 in downtown Freeport.

The enclosed are photos from Grand Bahama veteran photographer, Derek Caroll. 

The idea of Junior Junkanoo originated in 1987 when members of the National Junkanoo Committee, the Junkanoo Leaders Association representatives of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture visited Carnival in Trinidad. They first observed the participation, involvement and integration of Principals, Teachers, Parents, Supervisors and Students at various schools, preparing for what they call Kiddies Carnival, and wondered what it would be like to bring about an idea like this to the Bahamas. Then in 1988, the vision to host the first Junior Junkanoo Parade in New Providence was conceived. At the inception of the Junior Program, the purpose, the objective and rules governing the Parades were defined to continue to promote Junkanoo and other activities connected with the National Cultural Festival.

IMG_0067.jpg
Photo: Derek Carroll

The Junior Junkanoo Program is an outlet for the extraordinary vitality of Bahamian students and therefore stands out as a means of affirming and enhancing the cultural identity of Bahamians and that the parade itself not only provides exciting entertainment but also serves as a vehicle of cultural interaction between public and private schools.

IMG_0038.jpg
Photo: Derek Carroll



IMG_0041.jpg
Photo: Derek Carroll



IMG_0043.jpg
Photo: Derek Carroll



IMG_0010.jpg
Photo: Derek Carroll





Bookmark and Share


© Copyright 2012 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Arts & Culture
Latest Headlines
Little Harbour Spring Art Show set for April 26th
Bahamian Author Publishes Book on Middle East Conflict
“Perspectives - The Real & The Imagined” Art Exhibition Opens in Grand Bahama
NAB Florida hosts successful art, wine and cheese reception
PM: Junkanoo must become a workable industry and money earner
National Dance School of The Bahamas Holds "I Dream in Color" Recital
Maxwell Taylor and Claudette Dean to exhibit at The Grand Gallery
Colour of Harmony Celebrates 25 Years
London-based artist, Lynn Parotti exhibits in The Bahamas
Valentine's Chocolate Art Show at Doongalik on February 12th
BTVI Students Experience Cultural Awakening
RBPF Band performs at Heat vs Lakers game in Miami
Arts for the Parks: January 24th-26th
Patricia Glinton Meicholas on Creative Tourism
Seeing What You Lookin’ At: Development from Inside Out & Creative Nassau
Dr. Bernice King to attend Bahamas Historic Foundation event
Grand Bahama New Year's Junkanoo Parade
"Culture must become an economic engine" says Bahamas National Festival Commission
The Grand Gallery presents Perspectives Art Exhibition with Max Taylor & Claudette Dean: Saturday April 19‏
South Andros’ SAHMA President Lauds GEF Grant
Governor General attends Bahamas National Youth Choir 24th Annual Concert
Schools participate in first Bahamas Marching Band Competition
25th Annual Colour of Harmony Honouring Excellence and Lifetime Achievements
Abaco's Agape Christian School enters National Arts Festival
Bahamas National Youth Choir 2014 guest artist, Garrad Rigby
Abaconians Excited as National Arts Festival begins on Island
"The Ace of Spades", a tribute show to Winston "Gus" Cooper,
Bahamian born author launches a tribute book of poems
Sir Durward presents his book to Prime Minister Christie
Transforming Spaces 2014 set for April 3-6
"Captain of Industry" Sir Durward Knowles Book Signing
National Arts Festival Hits Right Musical Note in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Groups Join in the Song at National Arts Festival Adjudication
The Regency Singers Spring Concert set for April 2nd
South Bahamas Seventh-Day Adventists Conference to present Then Came the Morning
Teachers laud Grand Bahama Ntl Arts Festival adjudications
Preschoolers Sing at Grand Bahama National Arts Festival Adjucations
Tenth Heritage Festival brings cultural, economic success
Bahamian woman writes first novel, "My Three Men"
Nassau’s Over the Hill Documentary Premieres at Government House