Dominican dance group recognized for promoting cultural awareness

Members of the group pose with the award
Members of the group pose with the award

New Jersey-based Dominican dance group, Know your Culture Dance Group, has been recognized for promoting cultural awareness in the diaspora.

The award was presented by Caribbean American Heritage & Cultural Foundation of New Jersey, INC on June 24, 2013.

It was accepted by the group’s founder, Sabeniah George Mingo.

Know Your Culture Dance Group is a non-profit dance group made up of 50 dancers and a Jing Ping Band.

The main goal of the group is to enhance Caribbean cultural awareness in the Diaspora while promoting the Nature Island of Dominica.

The group was founded in 2008 by Mingo with a vision of creating an environment where anyone could learn the fundamentals of Dominica’s traditional dances.

Group founder Mingo addressing the award ceremony
Group founder Mingo addressing the award ceremony

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12 Comments

  1. marion
    June 28, 2013

    congrats to you all from flexi.dominicans do not appreciate their talent which is universal.i practiced with eusibio at bu.

  2. Culture
    June 28, 2013

    Sabina George was not a member of the Waitukubuli Dance Group. That I know, she is just another Dominican who love her culture.

  3. Hey
    June 28, 2013

    Congratulation to Sabrina former member of Waitukubuli Dance Group so Congrtulations to Raymond for sewing that seed. Go Dominica!

    • corrector
      June 28, 2013

      Correction: Sabina was NEVER part of “Waitukubuli Dance Group”. Sabina had her own group Idromatic dancers (which mainly was her family). Raymond Lawrence had nothing to do with this that one or KYC. He nor any person in authority (Tourism ministry)has done anything to help Know your Culture, empty promises is all they’ve made. This award is for KYC and no other person or group. Sabina and her team deserve all credit.

    • marion
      June 28, 2013

      hey you never heard of FLEXI

  4. Culture
    June 27, 2013

    Great Job is that Heather from ST. Joe you make us stand out.

    • ST.JOE
      June 27, 2013

      Yes that’s Heather and her son

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2014

      it is ok 8) :mrgreen:

  5. Culture
    June 27, 2013

    Sabina I know you hard that in your bone keep up the good work.

  6. Culture
    June 27, 2013

    GO GO My hat goes out to the KNOW YOUR CULTURE dancers they do a great job showing our traditional dancers across the US. I saw them in DC guys I thought I was in DA, they took the crowd my storm. Whats great about that group is the outfits they beautifull check the website knowyourculture.org yu will go cray. LOVE LOVE

  7. FLAGS
    June 27, 2013

    Congrats to you all it is sure a pleasure coming to your shows a little part of home on display THANKS

  8. CTLADY
    June 27, 2013

    On behalf of DOTSAC Dominica Tri State Area Connection. I Emmaline Mann a member of DOTSAC congratulate the Know Your Culture dance group on the award received, keep on spreading Dominica’s culture and keeping it alive. We are looking forward to see the group perform at the Dominica’s Flag Raising in Connecticut Sept.22, Good job to Know your culture

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