11th November 2016 - Sponsors Press Conference and Check Presentation - Garrison, Barbados.
Sponsors Mega- Concert A cultural spectacular befitting of this great island’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.
Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert
Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Garrison Savannah
A cultural spectacular will be a climax befitting of this great island’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. This celebration will highlight the amazing emerging talent set to take the world stage by storm, signaling that Barbadian talent will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
For further information call the Secretariat at 430-0045.
Ms. Marilyn Sealy, Director of Communications & Stakeholder Management. FLOW ( 3rd from right ) presenting the Sponsors Check from FLOW to the Deputy Chairperson of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo ( 3 rd from left ). Also in picture from the left is Musical Director Alan Sheppard and Gospel Singer Ms. Paula Hinds and second from left is CEO of the NCF, Mr. Cranston Browne, PS Special Assignments, Gabrielle Springer, Head of the Secretariat. Is at extreme left.
Smiling broadly with a look of enthusiasm as she describes her part as a Gospel Performer at the MEGA CONCERT is Ms. Paula Hinds and at right is Musical Director Alan Sheppard. ( Above and below photos )
Ms. Marilyn Sealy, Director of Communications & Stakeholder Management. FLOW explains FLOW sponsorship.
As Barbados draws closer to its 50th Anniversary of Independence, residents and visitors have been told to brace themselves for a “brilliant review” of the last 50 years of Barbadian culture.
Speaking at the official press launch of the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert on Wednesday, Deputy Chairperson of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Coordinating Committee, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, revealed that “the cultural offerings of the evening are designed to bring feelings of nostalgia, while at the same time, celebrate our present”.
She said that persons planning to attend the free event on Wednesday, November 30, at the Garrison Savannah, at 8:00 p.m. can prepare for what promises to be one of the most eclectic cultural displays of our time.
“Powered by FLOW our major sponsor…the cast will include over 500 persons. It will be the coming together of Barbadian talent, a showcase of Barbados’ musical genius which will highlight iconic Barbadian moments, sights and sounds of the last 50 years from 1966 to 2016…
“This will be done through the fusing of video narratives and cultural performances that will cover all genres of Barbadian music, including spouge, gospel, folk, calypso, jazz and other elements of our culture,” the Minister outlined.
Explaining that the event will comprise three main segments from 1960 to 1980; 1980 to 1990; and the 1990s to present, Senator Byer Suckoo further noted that four major bands would perform special renditions and hits. These will be The Sandpebbles, The Independence Gala Band, Spice and Company, and the Nicholas Brancker Orchestra.
The Deputy Chairperson lauded the main sponsor FLOW, the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat and the National Cultural Foundation for the operational planning and development of the mega concert.
The four-hour event will climax at midnight with a fireworks display set to music.
Concert A Salute To Barbadian Culture
Deputy Chairperson of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo ( at left ) listens as Ms. Marilyn Sealy, Director of Communications & Stakeholder Management. FLOW explains FLOW sponsorship.
Deputy Chairperson of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo ( at right ) paying close attention to CEO of the NCF, Mr. Cranston Browne as he gives the Media a listing of the expected performers.