Bahamian ‘Junkanoo’ Comes to FAMU Tuesday

Music, song, dance, culture and food are coming to Florida A&M for International Awareness Week.

On Tuesday, the annual African-Caribbean Concert will be held in Lee Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Globalization: A Reality for the 21st Century College Student” and is hosted by the Office of International Education and Development, the Carrie Meek-James Eaton Sr. Black Archives Research Center and Museum at and the Department of African-American Studies.

Performers include The Bahamian Junkanoo Rhythm Rushers who will share their culture by performing as expressed by Junkanoo. They will provide handouts and workshops for those interested.

Junkanoo is an annual festival in the Bahamas that is reminiscent of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. Junkanoo is an energetic, colorful parade of people dancing to cowbells, drums and whistles that starts in the wee hours of the night and continues until dawn.

The concert will showcase the talent of FAMU students including Bianca Fleurant, a fourth-year nursing student who is performing in this year’s concert.

“I am excited to share a piece of my culture through song,” said Fleurant

Buy tickets at the FAMU box office. The show is free for FAMU students with a valid I.D. and $5 for general admission.