The Cultural Street Parade and Las’ Lap were scheduled to take place on Tuesday 02 August 2011 in the streets of Charlestown but due to inclement weather the organizers were forced to shift the event to Friday.
Mr. Antonio ‘Abonaty’ Liburd, Executive Director in the Culturama Secretariat, explained that on Tuesday most of the troupes, electronic bands and folklore groups including the Stilt workers, masquerades and clowns in spite of the weather came out to parade the streets, however the there was no judging done and school troupes were asked not to come out on Tuesday but to do so on Friday as the weather was certainly not promising.
Mr. Liburd also spoke on the hosting of Culturama 2011. He expressed “Culturama 2011 had some challenges in getting off the ground, but once the festival was launched on July 21st, things ran smoothly and went as planned”
“We were however disappointed with the turnout at some of the shows, those which were held on the weekend of the launch” he added
Encouraging support was shown on the final weekend of the festival. He told Miyvue.com that the 37th Annual Culturama Festival’s TDC Senior Monarch, Miss Culture Queen Pageant, the Culture Food Fair and the Emancipation J’ouvert were all patronized greatly by the public.
This Friday’s Parade and Las’ Lap will see about ten troupes, including the seven school troupes taking the route: Nevis Cultural Complex on to the Samuel Hunkins Drive, move along Main Street, which will lead to the Reliable Motors, turn around at Reliable Motors, back on to Main Street and parade the Samuel Hunkins drive.
Mr. Antonio Liburd stated that this year’s Culturama Festival was a success, and feels that the organisers are getting better in staging the festival. The mistakes of this year’s festival he added will be looked at and will be improved for the thirty-eight (38) Annual Culturama Festival in 2012.