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Bajan dancers left in awe

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Bajan dancers left in awe

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Barbadian dancers Aisha Comissiong, Zhane Padmore, Asha Weekes, Nandi Yard, Keisha Dowridge and Shameka Walters are still on a high after performing on Barbados Night at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York last week.

In January these six dancers were hand-picked to join the Brooklynettes for Barbados Night. After Bajan Elan Trotman played the national Anthem on sax, the group danced as another Bajan artiste Rupee sang.

Dowridge said their appearance was “magnificently exhilarating”, Walters described it as an experience that cannot be put into words, while a grateful Weekes said she never thought something like that would ever happen.

In previous years other entertainers who have performed on Barbados Night included Alison Hinds and Nikita. Their performances were the product of an ongoing collaboration between the team which represents the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, and the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. This year there were dance auditions and these six outscored to get the opportunity. (TG)