June 20 -23, 2019 @ Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

11th Annual International
Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival

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Highlights of Conference & Festival 2018

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Conference & Festival Schedule 2019

PANEL I: 11:00-12:15

 Representing Maroons

PANEL II: 12:30-1:45 

Maroon Pasts and Presents: Insurgents and Peacekeepers

BREAK: 1:45-2:30

PANEL III:  2:30-3:45

SESSION IIIHuman Rights and Expressions

PANEL IV:  4:00-5:30

Maroon Resilience

Post Panel Performance   

    

 

Second Academic Day

     

PANEL I:12:00-1:15

 Indigeneity and Resistance

PANEL II: 1:30-2:45

Environmental Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Peace

Break

3:30-4:45 Critiques of Neoliberal Notions of Justice: Imagining Local Alternatives

 

5:30: Afrocentric Fashion Show by Ayawear or Performing Arts

 

                                    Performance 

6:30 pm                      Banquet

7:30 pm                      Bonfire Night featuring drumming, dancing, live music by the River Park

Ancestor Quao Victory Day Celebrations 

9:00 am – 9:10 am                   Entrance Procession & Greeting of Ancestors

9:10 am – 9:20 am            Call to the Sacred Directions     Velva 'Akosua Kasabiana' Lawrence

Sankofie

Robert 'Kalaan Nibonrix' Pairman

Yamaye Quani

9:20 am – 9:30 am            Yoruba Libation                        Babalawo Oluwole A. Ifakunle

Ile Omo Ope

New York, USA

9:30 am – 9:50 am            Who is Ancestor Quao?             Okomfo Afua Fofie

Akan Libation                            Sankofie

9:50 am – 9:55 am            Quao Warrior Songs                  Charles Town Drummers & Singers

9:55am – 10:10 am           Akwaaba                                   Actg Col. Marcia Douglas

Charles Town Maroons

Mr. Richard Lumsden                                                                                                                                     CTMC&F Planning Committee

10:10 am – 10:05 am               Greetings                                   Gaa'maa Gloria 'Mau Mau G' Simms

10:05 am – 11:00 am               Greetings & Presentations         Maroon Colonels

Moore Town, Scots Hall

Accompong, Flagstaff/Trelawny

11:00 am – 11:10 am         Quao Skit                                  School

11:10 am – 11:25 am         Presentation

11:25 am – 11:40 am         Quao's Victory                           Jamokia Rose

11:40 am – 12:00 am         Guest Speaker                           Hon. Olivia Grange

Minister of Culture Gender Entertainment

& Sport

12::00 am  - 12:40 pm       Maypole                                    Cascade Primary School

12:40 pm – 1:00 pm         Drumming & Egungun mask    Charles Town, Moore Town, Scots Hall

Accompong, Flagstaff  Drummers

1::00 pm – 2:30 pm               LUNCH

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm           Charles Town Junior Dancers & Drummers

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm           Messages from our Sponsors

JTB

JCDT

Red Bones

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3:00 pm -  3:10 pm           Message                                     Ambassador Janet Omoleegho Olisa,

Nigerian High Commissioner

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm           Performance                             Captain Padam Douglas and Moustafa Reds

3:20 pm – 3:35 pm           Speaker                                     Minister Horace Chang    (already invited)

Ministry of National Security

3:35pm – 3:50 pm            Capoeira Demonstration           Capoeira Cativeiro Jamaica

3:50 pm – 4:05 pm           Performance                             Fresh Performer ???????

4:05 pm – 4:20 pm           Speaker                                     Hon. Dr. Alvin Curling (follow up with                                                                           Flavius)

4:35 pm – 4:50 pm               Presentation                                        Rastafari Indigenous Village

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                 Reggae Tribute                          ???????????????

                                                                                               

Sponsors

Conference & Festival 2018 Photos

Facts

Maroon Hero

Military Strategist

The Invisible Warrior

Captain Quao

Quao

He came from Ghana in Africa

Male child born on a Thursday

During the early period of the trade in enslaved Africans

The signing of a Peace Treaty between the Maroons and the British in 1739

1655

No. They joined together and fought the British

1728 – 1739/40

Twi is the language of the Akan people