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  • Black History Month Caribbean Celebration!

    Sun. 16 October 2011 | 12 Noon - 4 PM

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    Celebrate the Caribbean and enjoy special performances during the afternoon from Januka Quadrille Dance Company.

    Quadrille, one of Jamaica’s most vibrant traditional dances, became symbolic of the African slaves’ wisdom, free-spiritedness and will to survive. Although forbidden from and often punished for dancing Quadrille, they cleverly and defiantly used this dance as a way of communicating and keeping their spirits up in the fields. Developed from a European ballroom dance and mixed with African rhythms, Quadrille is now danced throughout the Caribbean as part of its historical and cultural heritage.

    The Januka Quadrille Dance Company will be wearing costumes in the colours of the Jamaican flag: black, green and gold, signifying, hardships there are, but the grass is green, and the sun shineth. There will also be a chance to take part in creative activities around the Centre throughout the afternoon.

    Location:
    Norwich: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, NR4 7TJ
    Admission:
    Free, includes admission to special exhibitions during the event
    Telephone:
    01603 593199
    Email:
    Organizer(s):
    Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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