Capturing the launch of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival
On August 26th 2022, scores of Bajans were left with a deeper appreciation for food and rum after the launch of The Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022. The event commenced with an exciting motorcade reminiscent of Kadooment Day trucks in sight, atmosphere and energy. The motorcade departed BTMI headquarters in Warrens just after 3pm. It made its way to Golden Square Freedom Park. Spectators along the route were inundated with a sea of orange shirts and hats, worn by passengers, bearing the festival’s slogan – Feed The Future. The music permeating the truck’s speakers compliments of a skillful DJ, hyped the passengers. Charismatic host Jamarr The Star called for all witnessing the event to follow the festivities to Golden Square. Onlookers danced, waved and chipped alongside the truck as it travelled, receiving bandanas and hats emblazoned with the reason for the festivities. The party-on-wheels came to a momentary halt at Cheapside where the audience on and offboard were treated to a performance by the ever-animated Peter Ram, who delivered a dynamic performance with effervescent dancers.
Cave Shepherd was the second stop where BruceLee Almighty impressed everyone with his Road March Tune ‘Mauby’. Just after 5 pm, the motorcade arrived at Golden square and the air was immediately charged with frolic and flair. Female dancers clad in white issued a welcome, compelling the audience into the arena. Minutes later, the park was packed with persons responding to the special $10 cocktails and food from Barbados’ finest chefs and mixologists. Riveting performances from the tuk band, Biggie Irie, Mahalia and RPB created an ambience of enthusiasm, while Lil Rick’s “All is Rum” and Nikita’s “Tequila”, reminded everyone of the launch’s purpose. A Rum Roulette, Amateur Mixologist and other competitions contributed to an exceptional introduction to the festival. The full festival will run which will run from October 1st and culminate on October 30th this year.