Freedom Festival 2021

The Freedom Festival is an annual celebration of the season of Emancipation and the Crop Over festival. An online art festival that paints a digital stage to inspire creatives and attract international audiences to the work that frees us. Explore talent expressed in Theatre, Spoken Word, Literary Arts, and more.

Under the umbrella that is 2021 we reach out with the theme BRIDGING THE GAP. We seek to combine the people and stories of various generations to link through art, conversation and community.

The poster features the spirit of dancer Shea Best. The Freedom Festival is produced by Gine On?! in collaboration with Dr. John Hunte, Nailah Imoja, Ayesha Gibson-Gill and other wise minds. And of course supported by you, lovers of art and the edutainment that will decorate this page in July and August 2021.

Introducing the official song of the Freedom Festival 2021, Pressha by Lennox

Mini-Documentary on The Mighty Gabby

A mini documentary produced by the Gine On team on how Dr. Anthony Carter was ordained a chief in Africa. This interview digs deep into the roots of arts and culture in Barbados and the wealth we hold as black people and how to empower future generations.

Literary Arts Online Magazine

We invite talented writers across the region to submit short stories and poems based on our traditional folk characters and translate them into a modern setting. We also encourage writers to create fan fiction based on popular traditional Bajan stories and poems and add to their universe. Details coming soon…

Spoken Word Showcase Event

Word wizards wrapping lyrics around our heads and delivered in a video showcase to tickle your imagination and massage your comprehension. Spoken tales that link the trail of the Day of National Significance straight to today. Details coming soon…

Fringe Events

If you have an digital event that can add to the story the Freedom Festival is telling, email us at Your event can be added to the calendar and enjoyed by eager eyes.

Stay tuned to this page or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all the updates and how you can share in the Gine On Freedom Festival 2021. Click here to view some of the wonderful work from last year’s festival.

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