craft, culture, creatitivity
HUNDREDS FLOCKED to the Spring?Garden Highway yesterday to soak in craft, culture, creatitivity and local cuisine at the annual Bridgetown Market.
One popular spot was the Cou Cou Village, where many sampled the dish with flying fish or salt fish. Another popular dish for people patronizing the many stalls was pudding and souse. Sno-cones were also in high demand.
In the Bajan Craft Village, handicraft items, plants, jewellery, souvenirs and clothing were among the items offered for sale.
Among those checking out Bridgetown Market was Winston Marshall, who said he was living in Britain for many years but returned home every summer.
“I live for Crop Over. When it is over, then you would get sad,” he said.
Sasha Sutherland, mother of a nine-year-old, said she took the opportunity to introduce her daughter to local artisans and their products.
“I just love all the craft being in one area and then the music is in the background and that creates the right ambience to be enjoyed by all.
“Bridgetown Market is a nice clean atmosphere for the family to come and enjoy,” she added.
Around 2 p.m. patrons were treated to a parade which included the Barbados Landship, tuk bands, stilt walkers, the 2013 Parish Ambassadors and children and adults in costumes.
The Barbadian aspect of that parade started at Kensington Oval and ended at the Bajan Village.
Two bands from Martinique also joined in the celebrations. Members of the all-women band were impressive on the drums and other instruments while those of Moov demonstrated agility and flexibility in their choreographed moves. (AH)