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The story of Mary Prince to headline Bermuda Festival

There will be 19 different performances throughout the festival, which will run across several venues from March 17 to May 21.

Sold – The Story of Mary Prince is an award-winning show from London, delivered in the African Griot style and fusing song, dance, drama, narrative, poetry and ritual.

The show highlights the influence of Ms Prince’s autobiography, which helped to encourage the abolitionist movement in Britain.

Also on the line-up is the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra, an elite chamber orchestra of 45 musicians made up of students, staff members and graduates of the Californian university.

Diane Ferlatte will star in several shows and perform stories and song with African American roots in Have I Got a Story to Tell.

Baroque to Tango will feature two nights of classical music with two different concerts for piano, cello, and violin.

Bermuda’s Joy T Barnum will perform an array of songs as part of Stand Up, a show spanning several genres.

The festival will end with a performance by Bermudian band Three Kings along with New York City-based The Full Watts Band for an evening of reggae and Jamaican music.

Cindy Campbell, the festival’s executive director, said: “Organising a festival during a pandemic was a huge challenge.

“There were many, many unknowns and we are thrilled that we are able to present a diversified festival that mixes both overseas and local artists.”

Tickets for the festival go on sale on February 24 and will be available at https://bermudafestival.org/.

 

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