Heritage Village in full swing
March 8, 2007
Heritage Village in full swing

Vincentians and visitors alike have two more days to enjoy one of the largest gatherings of local arts, craft and culture to be found in Kingstown as

the Vincy Heritage Village continues at Heritage Square.

Over the past seven days, thousands of persons have passed through the area located at South River Road, sampling and enjoying many of the treats and services being offered at the various stalls found in the location.{{more}}

Some popular stalls visited include the Rum Festival booth, the Bagga Fish

Fest Stall and other food stalls, the National AIDS Secretariat booth and a number of booths displaying the handiwork of craftsmen and women throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The village is a buzz of activity daily, and persons in the area are being treated with live string band, and pan during the lunch intervals.

The Heritage Village kicked off last Friday, with the official opening ceremony and a concert called ‘Vincy In Ma Vein’, which featured a number of local acts including the Avenues Dancers, Abuza, Shaunelle Mckenzie and Skarpyon.

Also well attended were the ‘blues in the square’ concert and the ‘vincy culture pot’ and gospel, pan and jazz shows.

The event was organized as part of activities to coincide with the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, and as a tourist attraction for persons visiting the country for the World Cup Cricket matches taking place this week.