Royal Success – Bridgetown comes alive with Royal Sunday, new photo safari under plans…

Music, food, craft, and free-up vibes were in abundance at the 3rd Annual I-Queen Royal Sunday. Conceptualized to celebrate the lives of conscious, positive women most notable of the Rastafari way of life, the day-long festivities began with a traditional pouring of libation and a drum tribute by the Jakuta drummers.

Ms.Gray noted however that she was currently working on new images and an exhibition could be expected next year.

The culture market setup on the Frank Collymore Hall terrace was a hive of activity as attendees of the festival sampled vegetarian cuisine from Sulé Vegetarian, breadfruit stakes and hibiscus juice from Prince and Jennies, and conkies from Junnies Catering. African wear, handcrafted jewelry, basketry, leather craft and organic soaps were also among the many products that delighted patrons. While mini massages and face paintings were also quite popular.

On the steps of Frank Collymore Hall patrons grabbed every vantage point to take in the open-air performances in the Cathedral Courtyard. On stage Judah Blackness and wife Empress Black opened the show with a positive set. I-Queen’s Itrina, Blak Kla Soil, Tabitha, Roli, and hostess Ayesha NuRa entertained the receptive crowd with spoken word, and musical expressions. Recording artiste iNdrani, L.R.G, Inity, and Dominican songstress Nelly Stharre moved the crowd with soulful performances.

This year event organizer photographer Rachelle Gray opted to highlight the work of accomplished jewelry designer and I-Queen, Azizah of Azipho’s Creations. Her intricate pieces exhibited in the foyer of the Grande Salle.

I-Queen DJ Lion Empress kept the festival upbeat through out the day while popular DJ Hardmout Bling closed out the event on a high note.

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