Grand Bay to host “Broth on the Boulevard”

The event will be held on the Pierre Charles Boulevard in Grand Bay
The event will be held on the Pierre Charles Boulevard in Grand Bay

As part of pre-Carnival activities, the community of Grand Bay will be hosting an event dubbed ‘Broth on the Boulevard’ on Friday (January 30) on the Pierre Charles Boulevard.

The Grand Bay Village Council has been organizing the event for many years but it has gone dormant and efforts are now being made to resuscitate it.

Chairman of the Council, Edward Registe, promised that the event will be an exciting street party featuring the best of Dominican music, with four major bands on the line-up: the Midnight Groovers, Extacy Band, First Seranade Band and Triple Kay Global.

There will be a variety of local cuisine available, according to Registe.

The event is being sponsored by Josephine Gabriel and Company, Heineken Beer and is expected to begin at 8:00pm.

On February 7, the Council will host the opening of Mas Grand Bay 2015 which will take the form of a parade from the community centre down to Ma Tou Tou’s park through the main street in Grand Bay.

“On parade will have contestants from various shows that are being organized in Grand Bay,” Registe said.

He said Grand Bay Carnival has always been a traditional celebration of the “Real Mas.”

“When the traditional Carnival was abandon by most of Dominica, Grand Bay cherished that heritage particularly in the form on the Sensay costumes and other traditional Mas,” he sated.

Registe noted that keeping the traditional Carnival in Grand Bay was done “at the risk of breaking the law.”

“But we treasured it because we felt that it was part of us, it was our African heritage and so we are happy today that Dominica is able to embrace the traditional Mas once again and Grand Bay certainly must be recognized for the role it played in preserving the Real Mas,” he said.

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12 Comments

  1. hisan
    February 2, 2015

    The event was a success . Nice with no incidents, hats off my grandbayrians. Great job first serenade, nice playing- we enjoyed.

  2. Anon
    January 30, 2015

    One thing I know I going up Sout, I cyanot miss dat.
    Reminds me of their reunion, when sout have a reunion they HAVE a reunion eh pal.

  3. January 30, 2015

    Them young men will get a lot of jobs this Carnival in Grand Bay and they will continue going church for their coming in and their going out,

  4. tash lundi
    January 29, 2015

    Broth (braff) should be and maybe is, Dominica’s national dish!

  5. Martin Registe
    January 29, 2015

    I read the article with great interest. I congratulate the GrandBay people for their great foresight and tremendous tenacity for not letting the fabric of our culture die. The real icing on the cake will be to celebrate and enjoy peace and love.
    Great job Sir.

  6. January 29, 2015

    Good idea but the people must keep the peace ,drink alcohol with moderation,,,enjoy yourselves,,,

  7. OMG
    January 29, 2015

    SOUTH CITY>>>> WE LARGE!!!!!!!!

  8. January 29, 2015

    Mr Registe am glad your all are back on the council i hope the pierre charles boulevade will be kept clean and please clean the side walks by the playing feild a head for our former prime minister and congrats on your way to the parliament grand bay people wanted you to represent them our madame did not want to let go but skirro is smarter than her he put you there to kick her out oh how this man works :lol: :?:

    • January 29, 2015

      Editor note the name of the Event is ” Brath on the Boulevard” and “Broth on the Boulevard”

      • Yawn
        January 30, 2015

        And it’s not brath, is braff. Hahahahaha :lol:

    • January 29, 2015

      That talk is really not called for now, things are working well lets leave it so.

  9. Commentry
    January 29, 2015

    Grandbay that there papa it looks lovely.. I coming for my Brothhh

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