Holland High School held their Health walk on Friday. starting at the Falmouth Bypass bridge in Martha Brae and culminating in a free public concert in Water Square, Falmouth. The highlight was a perfomance by the William Knibb Memorial High School Dance Troupe of a Kumina dance called Kuminaration.
The Kumina Dance is a Jamaican indigenous dance with strong African influences. It is kept alive by cultural dance groups islandwide, especially students.
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 was the annual FOTA (Friends of Trelawny Association) Trelawny Reunion Picnic at the Anthony Wayne recreation area in Bear Mountain, New York. The verdict was divided as to whether he crowd was bigger than last year, but in my estimation, it was much bigger than previous years. It was filled with many new faces and many of the old familiar faces were absent.
Indeed, there was a low turnout for the traditional pre-picnic link-up (Saturday night) in Brooklyn (over by Anne and Country). There was also only a handful of people at the Memorial Day cookout that also took place at Anne and Country’s home (Monday) for the first time. In past years, it was held by Tall B in Queens, but the crowds of previous years became uncontrollable, hence it was scaled down to a low key get together.
The annual FOTA (Friends of Trelawny Association) Trelawny Reunion also held a church service, ball and symposium, but Falmouth Photos was absent from these 3 events.
Here are photos and 4 videos from the Trelawny Reunion Picnic 2012:
These are four of the short videos I took at the FOTA Trelawny Reunion Picnic. Initially, I have added two videos, but the others will be added as soon as they are uploaded to YouTube. The fourth video I find interesting as it features a Dancehall dance-off that shows our Jamaican dance culture is alive and well outside Jamrock.
Trelawny Reunion Picnic 2012 Video Part 1
Trelawny Reunion Picnic 2012 Video Part 2
Trelawny Reunion Picnic 2012 Video Part 3
Trelawny Reunion Picnic 2012 Video Part 4 (Bruk I’ Dung!)
CVM Television London 2012 Official Broadcaster Promotion in Falmouth, Jamaica
CVM, one of the two major local television stations, will be the official broadcaster of the London Olympic Games 2012 and as part of the promotion, there was a stop in Falmouth to promote the broadcast of the Olympics. Present were the popular CVM personalities including Rohan Daley, Curline Brown, Elon Parkinson and others. There were several giveaways from other sponsors.
The Saturday morning sun was merciless but the crowd came out to enjoy the CVM London 2012 promotion.
The highlight of the morning was the performance of the Courts dancers, promoting the Suzuki Swift raffle. They were preceded and introduced by Jamaica’s number one comedy duo, Ity and Fancy Cat. The dancers showed off the latest Dancehall moves and you may watch the performance in the video below: