When Cane was King — Kid­dies Kadoo­ment Band



The Girl Guides Asso­ci­a­tion and Friends Kadoo­ment Bank 2015 tells the life story of 120 West Africans who were trans­ported to Bar­ba­dos in 1768 on the ship Black Prince and worked at Drax Hall Plan­ta­tion, St George.

The Band has three sec­tions
Sec­tion 1.
The Arrivants.
Before the ship: depicts the West Africans in their colour­ful tribal cos­tumes in West Africa.

After the ship: Arrival in Bridgetown in 1768 after a gru­el­ing trip across the Atlantic.

Sec­tion 2.
The Plan­ta­tion Expe­ri­ence
This sec­tion depicts all those who lived and worked at Drax Hall Plan­ta­tion in 1700, includ­ing Mr and Mrs Drax and fam­ily; the house and field work­ers, include cane­cut­ters, cooks and overseer

Sec­tion 3. Crop Over 1750
When the canes were har­vested the plan­ta­tion work­ers cel­e­brated with a “Crop Over Fes­ti­val”. All work­ers cre­ated char­ac­ters like the don­key and bar­rel rev­el­ers. There was the arrival of the last canes, a parade of carts with flow­ers, musi­cians and dancers. This was the work­ers main festival.

Come join the band as we re-​enact a tra­di­tional 1750 plan­ta­tion fes­ti­val in the Mill Yard. There will be prizes and sur­prises and cos­tumes will be on dis­play at Sun­beam Pre-​School, Upper Clapham, oppo­site Sol Ser­vice Station/​Lime (Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions) from June 22, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and at Girl Guides Head­quar­ters from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (July 2223, 2015).

Mem­bers of the Band can also reg­is­ter to be Indi­vid­u­als or as Couples

The Ship – “Black Prince” (boy)
Sweet Crys­tal (girl)

Mrs & Mrs Drax (boy & girl)
Sugar cake and Glassie (boy & girl)

Spe­cial Rev­ellers
Bar­rel Rev­ellers (boys or girls
Don­key Rev­ellers (boys or girls)
Shaggy Bears (boys or girls)

For Indi­vid­u­als and Cou­ples (mod­els) spe­cial rate will apply. Call for prices (You may be sur­prised).

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