Old Mas and Sensay Festival to be held in Castle Bruce

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The National Cultural Council and the Division of Culture in collaboration with the Castle Bruce Village Council are hosting the annual Old Mas and Sennse (Sensay) Festival in Castle Bruce on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 7:00 p.m.

The festival will feature a variety of traditional carnival bands including sennse, bann move, stilt walkers and lapo kabwit. The bands include Sennse Masters of Grand Bay, Mahaut Sennse, Senn Jo Sennse, Colihaut Bann Move, La Plaine Bann Move, Delices Ole Mas Group, Afrikulture Stilt Walkers, Sinekou Lapo Kabwit and Costume Group, Black Devils of Good Hope, Wills Strathmore Primary School, Sugar Fire, Gutter Lapo Kabwit, Mahaut Bouyon Lapo Kabwit and Neg Mawon Carnival Band from Castle Bruce.

The festival programme includes a parade of bands, an official welcome ceremony and stage performances. The various bands will gather at the Castle Playing Field junction and from 7.00 p.m. they will parade along the main road leading to the Castle Bruce village centre.

On arrival at the village centre, there will be an official welcome ceremony to include remarks by Honourable Johnson Drigo, MP for Castle Bruce, Angelica Gasper Chairperson of the Castle Bruce Village Council and Jacinta David, Chief Cultural Officer. Following the ceremony, the bands will then perform on the main stage.

The Festival is hosted in a different community each year in order to expose the host community to diverse carnival traditions, bands and costumes from around Dominica. The Festival also revives and strengthens traditional carnival bands in the host community.

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  1. Shameless
    January 24, 2016

    Good for a start but Bruce will need a lot more than a couple hours of sewo. Look out for John-Dont-Know in the lapo carbwit band like this is his crowning moment. Anyway, when the drums will have gone silent the people of CBruce will still be in misery. It pains to see a place of so much promise and a very proud past in such a state of lost.

    Assertive, NEVER Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted:

  2. January 23, 2016

    This is very good. From someone from castle bruce

  3. January 23, 2016

    Amazing what people will do to overcome the boredom and fill the emptiness that is the vacuum of their daily lives.

    The effort never ends to create some new excitement that will keep men and women from thinking about where they are going to spend eternity.

    Your churches exist – each one pursuing its own format Sunday after Sunday – But how many offer New Testament Christianity :?:

    When was the last time the evangelical churches came together to host a well advertised gospel crusade with great worship, and anointed preaching, where people found Christ and lives were changed :?: I am referring to the kind of meeting that serves notice that God is in control, and the Christians are taking back what the devil :twisted: stole from them :!:

    We invite you to visit our website:


    Listen to the SERMONS.

    Read the ARTICLES.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Deliverance Evangelist.

    (An uncompromised voice for revival in these last days.)

  4. D/can to de Bone (F)
    January 22, 2016

    With all these crimes and murder goin in Domi ca unsolved
    Bidyorss travelling to Domica for the carnival asking me if it is yo go out at nights to out door activities . T

    • indira Ghandi
      January 23, 2016

      Why is that nonsense all you want to take to Castle Bruce?
      Take all you nonsense and go dump it somewhere in Labass

  5. January 22, 2016

    Why so late? 7 pm? Should start like 5:30.
    Not bad hope it doesn’t rain.

  6. January 22, 2016

    Gas i missing that dem mehnnnnnnnnnn

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