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“We deserve our own fest” says EE/LL Committee Member

- Ms. Fahie suggests that festival be more cultural.
Spectrum band performing at the opening of the EE/LL festival last evening August 6, 2012. Photo: Javon Liburd/ VINO
Ms. Maoviene Fahie. Photo: Javon Liburd/VINO
Ms. Maoviene Fahie. Photo: Javon Liburd/VINO
EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Following the end of the Parade in Road Town, all roads led to the of East End/Long Look (EE/LL) festival grounds, also known as the ‘Moviene Fahie Festiville’, which opened last evening, August, 6, 2012, with The Spectrum band and WCK of Dominica.

As in the past, as well as this year, it had been suggested by some that both festivals in Road Town and EE/LL should be joined together because “it does not make any sense having two of everything in town and country”.

In response to all the naysayers, in an exclusive interview with an anonymous committee member, this news site was told that Emancipation celebrations rightfully belong to the community of EE/LL because of the fact that they had emancipation before the Road Town area.

“Every year there are comments of why we don’t cancel our fest and join it with the one in town, but that will never happen, because East End/Long Look was freed before the slaves in town.”

In light of this, he also told this news site that, a well planned and organized festival is in order for this year’s enjoyment. Following last evening’s opening, will be tonight’s, August 7, 2012, Soca and Reggae show, where there will be several local and regional acts.

Festivities in EE/LL will come to an end with the Rise and Shine tramps and Parade on August 8, 2012 with music from Pumpa and the Unit.

“This year it is our aim to give the people a variety of our culture, in any way that is traditional. It is our culture and there are so many ways we can express ourselves and that’s why we are incorporating the whole reggae, soca and our local acts in one show. They all have different feelings and emotions to them and are all a part of our culture.”

He added that in the past the committee usually aimed for a different theme every night, but this year they wanted to just prepare and give everything in one package.”

In relation to the 2012 Festiville being name after Ms. Moviene Fahie, the committee member said “she is the most ideal person to be honoured by the Festiville this year, where she was involved every year, in troupes and playing many different roles throughout the festivals.

In an exclusive interview with Ms. Fahie, she indicated that she was ecstatic to be honoured at this year’s festival, while adding some suggestions to make the festival better. “The festival needs some improvements to make it even better and I encourage persons from near and far to attend.”

One of her suggestions was that the committee separates the early morning tramp from the parade day. “The jouvert is killing the parade day because people are very tired after.”

She also added that more cultural events should be added to the festival in terms of exhibitions and shows rather than girls parading in nothing. All in all she said, a wonderful festival is expected this year.

The Festivities in EE/LL will continue tonight, August 7, 2012, with international superstar out of Jamaica, Mr. Vegas along with local bands and artists at the Moviene Fahie Festiville in East End/ Long Look.

10 Responses to ““We deserve our own fest” says EE/LL Committee Member”

  • bam see (07/08/2012, 10:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    eastend people dont take part in their own festival...i didn't see not one in their own village...no wonder carrot bay surpassed them
  • taxpayer (07/08/2012, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is taking place in this little country is just scandalous. Three seperate celebrations within ten miles of each other. We are slow destroying our own selves and not aware of it. Gone are the days when we could close our buisnesses for five days with impunity. Our Financial Services will continue to drift away to countries which understand that they are not an enterty unto themselves. Unfortunately by the time that we get the message it will be all over. This is seperate and apart from the fact that Government cannot afford to fund these expensive activities. Just observe what takes place during these five days and determine for yourself if emancipation has anything to do with these activities.
  • teacher john (07/08/2012, 22:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree leave the people them with their lil festival
  • @@@@@@ (07/08/2012, 22:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    me agree with the east end long look peps they deserve dem own fet
  • Congratulations! (08/08/2012, 17:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Moevine! You deserve any recognition that you get. You have remained one of the consistent few who has participated yearly in commemoration of our emancipation festival/culture. This recognition is well deserved and long overdue.
  • big bird (09/08/2012, 02:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Moviene Fahie but I hope to see the NDP support agriculture more and finish the green house.
  • she the cat mother (13/08/2012, 08:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Leave the people dem with dem lil activity mehson


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