Felix Henderson among 2012 Golden Drum awardees

Felix Henderson

Felix Henderson, DBS Radio, the Capuchin Cultural Group and Freddy Nicholas will be presented with Golden Drum Awards as part of the 2012 Emancipation celebrations in Dominica.

This has been confirmed by Cultural Projects officer attached to the Cultural Division, Gregory Rabess.

Several individuals and organizations will also be given special recognition during the celebrations. “Additionally, special recognition awards will be given to the Sixth Form Sisserou Singers, Alex Bruno, The Flamboyant Dancers, Michelle Raffoul and Genesis Steel orchestra,” Rabess said.

The 2012 Emancipation celebrations, which according to Rabess, will have a strong African theme, kick off on Tuesday with an African showcase at the Old Mill Cultural Center.

“The focus on Emancipation 2012 is on Africa and the African Showcase is going to be a very interesting event. We have teamed up with a number of African nationals resident in Dominica and we are going to put on a display of African fashion, art and craft and cuisine,” he said.

The Emancipation activities will continue on Wednesday August 1, with the Golden Drum Awards ceremony to be held at the Arawak House of Culture from 8:00 pm.

Rabess says this year the traditional night will be held in Mahaut on Friday, August 3.

“The traditional night has been incorporated into activities for the 2012 Mahaut Reunion celebrations. Every year we have a traditional night, with a special focus on the drums and bèlè and this year is no exception,” he pointed out.

Rabess said a major highlight of this year’s Emancipation celebrations will be the Emancipation Hike which is scheduled to take place on Saturday August 4.

“The emancipation hike will take place on segment five of the Waitukubuli National Trail which stretches from Pond Case into Castle Bruce,” he noted.

The Nature Island Book Fair and Literary Festival at the UWI Open Campus from August 10 to 12 will bring the curtains down  on the 2012 Emancipation Celebrations.

A number of distinguished writers are expected to be a part of this literary exposition.

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  2. marvlyne from france
    August 1, 2012

    Congreatulation to mrs Felix henderson for his golden award, :-P

  3. marvelle
    July 31, 2012

    congrats daddy, god has truly blessed you with a talent we are sooo proud of u :-D ..we love u

  4. Dominica in st croix
    July 31, 2012

    I love this
    Good job u guys.
    Real Role Models

  5. snipper
    July 31, 2012

    big congrats to Mr. Felix and Alex
    we are proud. so proud.

  6. roma frederick
    July 30, 2012

    :lol: congrates to you guys i am very proud of all of you well done

  7. Brenton Henry
    July 30, 2012

    Congratulations Mr. Henderson. Certainly well deserved.

    July 30, 2012

    Congratulations Mr. Henderson and Mr. Alex Bruno.

    Mr. Henderson we always knew you would do great things.

    We are proud of you.

    July 30, 2012

    Congratulations Mr. Henderson and Mr. Alex Bruno.

    Mr. Henderson we always knew you would do great things.

  10. out of south city
    July 30, 2012

    well-desered award; You are one of a kind. You are not a carbon copy. Continue to make Dominica and Grand Bay proud.

    So glad that we are becomining more aware of our rich African heritage and culture. It is what it is. We cannot change who we are as an African race, whether we like it or not.
    We are truly a great race of people when we begin to learn about, and accept our history.

    Would like to share some geat African authors with the audience.

    Dr. John Henrik Clarke(Chrisopher Columbus and the African Holucaust), Cheikh Anta Diop (The Ancient Origin of Civilization), Marima Ani(Yurugu: An Afrikan-centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior), John G. M. Jackson(God, Man and Civilization), and our own West Indian authors; Dr. Eric Williams (Capitalism and Slavery)and Ivan Van Sertima (They Came Before Columbuss), Dr. Laila Afrika (Melanin; What Makes Black People Black)

    Here is an interesting book written by a European Jew(Chapman Cohen),that we all need to read. “Christianity, Slavery and Labour.”

    Peace and Love

  11. Lougaoo Mem
    July 30, 2012

    No one does it better when it comes to the creole adverts. You command us to laugh while you convey the message that compells us to buy the product. Therefore, I congratulate you for all of your accomplishments and the well deserved award and recognition. Your unique radio personality and comedic style will live with us forever. You are a true Grand Bayrian. All kudos long due, and hats off to you.

  12. out of south city
    July 30, 2012

    Well-deserved award; keep up the good work; you are just one of a kind. You are not a carbon copy. Continue to make Dominica and Grand Bay proud.

  13. Smh
    July 30, 2012

    Any award Mr.Henderson gets,He deserves it ! Congrats Sir !

  14. grell
    July 30, 2012

    conrtats felix you deserve it.keep up the good work oh my finger.

  15. G
    July 30, 2012

    Congratulations keep up the good work!!!

  16. Original Eagle-Eye
    July 30, 2012

    Congratulations LILIPUT! quite deserving, thank you for years of dedicated Education and preserving of the Creole language, right along with belly aching laughs.

    Congrats to all the others, Freddie, Pawol etc.

  17. Felicia
    July 30, 2012

    Congrats dad … a well deserved award for ur hard work over the years…i`m proud of you..wish i could have been there

  18. Sensible Dominican
    July 30, 2012

    congrats Felix and to Steve and his team

  19. Rejahnni
    July 30, 2012

    Congrats Freddie, well deserved! Couldn’t happen to a more dedicated and culture conscious guy.

  20. dominican 2dbone
    July 30, 2012

    ohh my finga……even if i am abroad i am always feeling at home listening to you and the others at dbs..my #1 radio station…..there’s no other like you…thanks for the laughs…..well deserved Felix

  21. Dominican in antigua
    July 30, 2012

    O M G to all dominicans how much can we all give to him and the rest of them we can say this man has made us laugh somaney times about somemaney things this are one of the dominicans that make us so happy when we are having sad days i must say thanks to all of them who got awards hope we can one day give them much more. thanks for there God bless work in the good things one love to you bro and all the rest dominicans we have somaney good people in dominica when i think of them i just have to keep laughing

  22. Considering
    July 30, 2012

    Congratulations to all!

    Most people get a Golden Drum first and a Sisserou Medal later. But seems like Felix got a national medal first and the Golden Drum after. Boy Felix you always EXTRA!

    All the best anyway it come!

  23. glad
    July 30, 2012

    congratulations to all the awardees!to Felix Henderson keep working hard. God has given you a gift n continue to do your best!

  24. Peter Richards
    July 30, 2012

    Congratulations to Felix.. deserved..

  25. July 30, 2012

    Oh my finger, congrats to Felix Henderson, well deserving award, thank you for the laughs on DBS

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