GIRL GUIDES & FRIENDS KADOOMENT BAND 2015
WHEN SUGAR WAS KING
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
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.
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 (July 22 – 23, 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)
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).