Support Committee is promising a bigger and better emancipation celebration
The celebration will run from July 28 to August 2.
New additions to the programme include a capoeira (form of African martial
arts) competition and a performing band from Senegal.
Also, celebrated South African singer Jabu Khanyile will make his first
appearance in Trinidad and Tobago.
He won best artist of the year in South Africa in 2000 among other awards
for his music.
Over the years society has realised that Emancipation is a significant
event, said Khafra Kambon chairman of the committee.
The African people have made important contributions to the society,
It was because of Haitis successful slave rebellion in 1804, that
Caribbean people have their freedom, he continued.
Commenting on the crime wave in Laventille, Kambon said young people
need to be encouraged to have self confidence to succeed.
Despite the behaviour of some youths there are many with positive energy,
Hence the reason for the theme of celebrations this year: Protecting
the Legacy, Kambon continued.
There is no longer job stability. Other cultures try to dominate
others. If they had a chance they would wipe out Islam, he said.
The committee also intends to honour late musician Andre Tanker for
his contribution to African culture.