Bahamas Junkanoo Goes To D.C.


The more than 5 million residents of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area will get the opportunity to see Junkanoo, the premier cultural entertainment expression of The Bahamas on Saturday, August 3, when the Bahamas Embassy in D.C. sponsors a two-day Music and Food Festival.
The event, which will be held at One Veterans Place in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., will also feature the world-renowned Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band, live entertainment from The Bahamas and a smorgasbord of indigenous Bahamian foods.
It is one of the events planned by the Bahamas Embassy to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence from Great Britain on July 10, 1973. On the actual date of the anniversary last week, a gala reception, attended by more than 300 guests, was held at the Organization of American States (OAS).
Caption: Bahamas Ambassador Dr. Elliston Rahming with U.S. Ambassador Susan Johnson Cook at the Hall of the Americas in Northwest on Wednesday, July 10. Photo by Roy Lewis