Plans are well underway for the hosting of the 2011 Dominica Festival of Arts (DOMFESTA) celebrations. The festival will run from April 29 to May 29 and is an ideal opportunity to showcase the island’s varied cultural expressions.
Last week the programme of activities for the month long event was officially launched during a ceremony at the Old Mill Cultural Centre.
“DOMFESTA is meant to showcase wholesome and beautiful aspects of our culture in Dominica. It is meant to focus more on the contemporary expressions of our culture as opposed to Carnival and Independence which we see as promoting and focusing more on the traditional aspects of Dominica’s culture. Like all other festivals, it is meant to strengthen our sense of national identity, pride in self, pride in country and of course, giving God thanks for the wonders of our environment and our various cultural expressions.” cont./
Courtesy of: Government Information Service (GIS)
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