Pearle Christian to receive prestigious award in US

Pearl Christian

NEW JERSEY, USA (10 August 2017) – Cultural icon Pearle Christian will be honoured with the most prestigious award ever presented by the charity, the Association of Dominicans in the Northeast USA (ADNExUS) at a cultural awards gala in New Jersey in September.

The retired cultural officer with the division of culture will become the second person to receive the ADNExUS Legends Award, the first-ever recipient being music pioneer Gordon Henderson who was honoured last year.

“Pearle Christian has dedicated a lifetime to the development of Dominica’s folk culture and nurturing the country’s youth to excel in this area, and she has done it with a commitment and verve that is virtually beyond compare,” said ADNExUS president Sylma Brown.
“There is no doubt that she is deserving of our most distinguished award and we are delighted to recognise Pearle for her selflessness and commitment to our country.”

The award will be presented at the 5th Annual Dominica Cultural Awards Gala, a chic event being held on Saturday 23 September at the attractive Woman’s Club in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

The Gala is a collaboration of like-minded civic groups in New Jersey – the Dominica United Cricket Club, Know Your Culture Dance Troupe, the North American Association for the Advancement of La Plaine and the Northeast USA Wesley Chapter – under the auspices of ADNExUS. The Gala will include entertainment by Know Your Culture Dance Troupe, the incomparable DJ Bolo, and a parade of traditional creole wear with Aileen Burton.

The gala is supported by Secret Bay Hotel, Discover Dominica Authority, SF Pathway and Delta Air Lines. The proceeds go towards educational, medical and business development in Dominica.

The Association of Dominicans in the Northeast USA achieved 501c3 and 509a2 status in 2014.

The Association exists to foster the development and execution of cultural, educational and community programs that connect Dominicans in the Northeast USA with Dominicans at home.

 

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25 Comments

  1. DNAsmusic
    September 18, 2017

    Sounds like a plan

  2. duck1951
    August 18, 2017

    Congratulations ! Thanks for continuing to preserve the culture .

  3. Bois Caribe
    August 17, 2017

    Congrats Aunty Pearl! so deserving!!! You exemplify selfless service to our country and ensure sustainability of our culture. You are a cultural stalwart whom I love, admire and respect highly. I see what you do with the young people constantly over the years and applaud the difference that your presence and influence makes in their lives. Great work my dear.

  4. Bois Caribe
    August 17, 2017

    Congrats Aunty Pearl! so deserving!!! You exemplify selfless service to our country and ensure sustainability of our culture. You are a cultural stalwart whom I love, admire and respect highly. I see what you do with the young people constantly over the years and applaud the difference that your presence and influence make in their lives. Great work my dear.

  5. ????
    August 17, 2017

    Congratulations Aunty Pearle! Well deserved.

  6. watchit
    August 17, 2017

    Pearl this is so great. Congratulations!

  7. Edgar Hunter
    August 17, 2017

    Congratulations Aunty Pearl.

  8. BelleFran
    August 17, 2017

    Me. Pearl Christian is truly a cultural icon and well-deserving of this prestigious award. We are so grateful for her contribution to the cultural movement in Dominica. Congratulations to you Pearl. You are a jewel of the soil.

  9. indira Ghandi
    August 16, 2017

    Congratulations Pearl.
    You are a great woman.
    i always admire you.
    you have presented yourself as an hounarable woman.
    A true model.

  10. an
    August 16, 2017

    Congrats Aunty P

  11. free
    August 16, 2017

    Congratulations Pearle. Well deserved

  12. Amelia W.
    August 16, 2017

    Well deserved Pearle. You are indeed an icon, a mentor, a teacher, a life everything for all of us that you have touched. Thank you so much for helping developing my vocal chords and for keeping me smiling through the years. You will always be an inspiration to us all!!!

    “Asaka”

  13. August 16, 2017

    Hooray for ‘Aunty Pearle’! This lady is such a gem. A well deserved award.

    :lol: Islander

  14. woooow
    August 16, 2017

    Congratulation Ms. Christian

  15. My take
    August 16, 2017

    Congratulations Pearle, blessings a plenty from the heavenly Father.

  16. August 16, 2017

    Compliments and best wishes to you Miss Pearl.

  17. August 16, 2017

    Congratulations to the finest Pearl! You have given your all to music and Dominica’s culture, much blessings.

  18. Jo D
    August 16, 2017

    Very Well Deserved
    Congrats Pearl.

  19. August 16, 2017

    A true cultural icon! Congratulations Ms. Christian.

  20. Dominican Passports
    August 16, 2017

    But I thought black people were oppressed in the U.s, I guess Cnn is spreading fake news again :roll:

    • Me
      August 17, 2017

      @Dominican Passports…..You are either Retarded, Stupid or Wicked (RSW syndrome) just like the man who started with the ‘fake news’ business. And, for your information, black people are not oppressed

  21. Roger Burnett
    August 16, 2017

    Congratulations Pearl, the award is well deserved.

  22. Pierre Astaphan
    August 16, 2017

    well done , well deserve

  23. August 16, 2017

    I will be there if God’s willing. Enjoy it every time!

  24. Ahfooawee
    August 16, 2017

    Congrats Aunty Pearl.

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