Official Junkanoo lineup announced

Official Junkanoo lineup announced
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle attended the 2018-2019 Junkanoo Order of Entry Ceremony, also known as the "Number Picking", on December 1, 2018, at Arawak Cay. She also briefly addressed the crowd and voiced her continued support for the Bahamian cultural expression. She interacted with a number of Junkanoo stakeholders, including President of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) Silbert Ferguson (with whom she is pictured). (BIS Photos / Eric Rose)

Music Makers to lead Boxing Day parade, Roots head up New Year’s Day


The official lineup for both the Boxing and New Year’s Day parade was officially announced over the weekend.

First out the gate onto Bay Street for Boxing Day is the Music Makers followed by the Saxons Superstars, Genesis, the Valley Boys, the Prodigal Sons, Roots and One Family.

As for New Year’s Day, first out the gate is Roots, One Family, the Prodigal Sons, Genesis, the Valley Boys, Music Makers and the Saxons Superstars.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) has partnered with the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence Limited (JCNP) as a platinum sponsor for the Boxing and New Year’s Day Junkanoo parades.

“Kalik and Junkanoo are fundamentally linked. Both are a huge part of what it means to be Bahamian” said Queswell Ferguson, CBL Senior Brand Manager for beers.

Ferguson said that the partnership between junkanoo and Kalik extends beyond the JCNP contribution.

CBL Director of Corporate Relations, Dennis Hanna, said that he has watched junkanoo improve tremendously over the years and this is what has urged them to remain sponsors.

According to Commonwealth Brewery, cardboard used from production at CBLs brewery is also given to Junkanoo groups to assist with the production of the group’s costumes.

JCNP Chairman Silbert Ferguson said it was a pleasure to be associated with Kalik for so many years and the public is anticipating the change in Junkanoo this year.

Junkanoo tickets are already 50 per cent sold, and the JCNP is anticipating complete sales before the Boxing Day parade.