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Hundreds turn up to Bahamian Party in Washington DC
By Anita Johnson-Patty
Apr 12, 2017 - 2:11:47 PM

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Bahamian culture on full display

The combination of Bahamian food, drinks, music and culture all makes for one thing- a slamming party in the backyard. Hundreds of invited guests including industry partners, members of the media and Bahamians living in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Virginia (DMV) area were recently treated to just that.

The Islands Of The Bahamas hosted a “party in da backyard” at the Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill Maryland that was filled with Bahamian delights.

The beat of the goat skin drum, the steady clang of the cowbells and the melodic rhythm of the brass horns, got the party started. As the Junkanoo Group weaved through the exuberant crowd, many partygoers joined in. Other dynamic entertainers who performed and treated the guests to a taste of Bahamian music were Ira Storr and the Spank Band, Juice Unit, Atlanta Junkanoo Group and Geno E.

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Photographer Credit, Felipe Major

It was an incredible event with an amazing atmosphere. The energy was so high. The guests at the Oxon Hill Manor were dancing and singing and they are still talking about the great party.

“These Bahamian themed parties that the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is hosting around the country gives our partners a real feel for Bahamian culture” said Garbrielle Archer, Area Manager for the Bahamas Tourism Office, Washington DC. “We invited travel agents, media, industry partners, and Bahamians living in the DMV to experience Bahamian culture at its best.”

Special thanks were extended to the sponsors including Courvoisier, Eastern Motors, and the Pure Media Group. “ This was a great event and the perfect way to establish, sell and show the Bahamas brand,” said Willie Young, President of the Pure Media Group. “The Bahamian cuisine served, peas n’ rice, conch fritters and guava duff added to the authenticity of the event.”


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