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Bahamian Performers Light Up Carifesta in Haiti
By Eric Rose
Aug 26, 2015 - 5:32:37 PM

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Queen of the Junkanoo Festival Allison Russell and Junkanoo icon and ‘King of Junkanoo’ Percy "Vola" Francis pose for the crowd, on August 22, 2015, during a Junkanoo rush at the Champs de Mars Grand Market, during Carifesta XII in Port-au-Prince,Haiti.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)  

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Photo Highlights of the First Day of Performances:

Queen of the Junkanoo Festival Allison Russell and Junkanoo icons Assistant Director of Culture Edward "Fast Eddie” Dames and ‘King of Junkanoo’ Percy "Vola" Francis enjoy the moment, on August 22, 2015, during a Junkanoo rush at the Champs de Mars Grand Market, during Carifesta XII in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)  

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The audience captures the festivities of Junkanoo on their cameras and cell phones, on August 22, 2015, during a Junkanoo rush at the Champs de Mars Grand Market, during Carifesta XII in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)  

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Just a portion of the audience who braved the rain and watched The Bahamas and other countries take to the stage constructed at Place Boyer, on August 22, 2015, during a Carifesta XII programme in Petionville, Haiti.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)   

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Leader and founder of the Bahamian group, The Rhythm Band, Reuben "Rumpapumpum" Deleveaux slaps the beat along with fellow members, on August 22, 2015, during a Carifesta XII programme in Petionville, Haiti.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)  

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One of the female lead vocalists of the Bahamian group, The Rhythm Band, Sonovia Smith is carried on the shoulders of new Haitian fans, on August 22, 2015, during a Carifesta XII programme in Petionville, Haiti.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)  


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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell (second left) joins Junkanoo icon and ‘King of Junkanoo’ Percy "Vola" Francis (left) and other members of the Bahamian delegation and stakeholders for a little dance onstage, on August 22,2015, during a Carifesta XII programme in Petionville, Haiti.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)  

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Bahamian ‘Limbo and Fire King,’ Leroy "Sweet Boy Leroy" Butler, makes it under a limbo stick balanced atop a pair of boat shoes, on August 22, 2015, during a Carifesta XII programme in Petionville, Haiti.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)

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