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Tourism Welcomes Junkanoo Summer Festival's Junkanoo Nymph
By Kendea Smith, MOT
Jul 2, 2015 - 11:27:08 PM

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Junkanoo Nymph, Analicia Thompson, paid a Courtesy Call on the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, on Thursday, July 2, 2015. She will be one of the features during the Junkanoo Summer Festival, every Saturday in July. In second photo’s she’s shown with, from left: Designers Rochelle Knowles and Elizabeth Clarke; Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe; Designer Troy Nixon; and Painter Monty Knowles. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe welcomed the Junkanoo Nymph as a new addition to the annual Junkanoo Summer Festival, which will be held during the month of July -- beginning July 4, 2015 at the Fish Fry, Arawak Cay.

During a Courtesy Call on Thursday at the Ministry of Tourism in the British Colonial Hilton, the Minister his senior staff marveled at the intricate body paint, and the costume made out of authentically Bahamian craft and shells which covered the statuesque 5ft 11 frame of the model, Analicia Thompson.

Ms. Thompson, 26, decided to become the nymph, as it will provide her with an opportunity to work with the Bahamian team members whom she described as amazing.

The team comprised painter Monty Knowles and designers Rochelle Knowles, Elizabeth Clarke, Troy Nixon, Bolerea Glinton and Dot Miller. The costume comprises a headpiece, bustier and skirt – all made out of sea grape leaves, coconut bark, Bahama Hand Print fabric and other materials found locally.

The Junkanoo Nymph and her team of designers are expected to make a Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite, Governor General at Government House and of course, interact with patrons at the July festival.

The list of artisans who generously and kindly contributed their expectational talents to the Junkanoo Nymphe Project are as follows:

*Formal Brassiere Top

Conceptual Designer - Elizabeth P. Clarke
Sewing of the Bra - Dorothy "Dot" Miller
Embellishments and Adornments of Brassiere - Elizabeth P. Clarke & Rochelle Wilson Knowles
Materials - Elizabeth P. Clarke & Rochelle Wilson Knowles

*Casual Skirt

Conceptual Designer - Elizabeth P. Clarke
Sewing of the Skirt - Dorothy "Dot" Miller & Bolera Glinton
Embellishments and Adornments of Skirt - Elizabeth P. Clarke, Rochelle Wilson Knowles, Cheryl & Senovia Mulling & Troy Q. Nixon
Materials - Elizabeth P. Clarke, Troy Q. Nixon, Dot Miller, Rochelle Wilson Knowles

*Formal Pant

Conceptual Designer - Elizabeth P. Clarke
Sewing of the Pant - Victor "Juju" Johnson & Belora Glinton
Embellishments and Adornments - Elizabeth P. Clarke & Rochelle Wilson Knowles
Materials - Elizabeth P. Clarke & Rochelle Wilson Knowles, Cheryl & Senovia Mullings

*Tiara Headpiece

Conceptual Designer - Elizabeth P. Clarke
Construction of the Headpiece - Rochelle Wilson Knowles
Painting of the Crown - Elizabeth P. Clarke
Embellishments and Adornments - Elizabeth P. Clarke & Rochelle Wilson Knowles
Materials - Elizabeth P. Clarke & Rochelle Wilson Knowles

*Casual Headpiece
Conceptual Designer - Troy Q. Nixon
Materials and Embellishments - Troy Q. Nixon & Elizabeth P. Clarke

*Junkanoo Nymphe's Hairstylist
Tara Miller

*Video Production
Valentino Lloyd

*Behind the Scenes Photography
Terrel W. Carey

*Drilling of the Sea Glass
Troy Q. Nixon & David Rose


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