New Boardwalk Mas video playing at government website

The video of the Boardwalk Mas 2010 is now showing at the St. Maarten government website

Last year’s edition of the annual boardwalk festival featured some 30 traditional masqueraders, folk characters, carnival royals, and cultural performers, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).  

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The GIS recently uploaded the video to the territory’s official website for public viewing and archiving.

The video features clips from the parade and concert of the 6th annual Boardwalk Mas.

The festival has become a yearly attraction and cultural hit with the island’s families and increasingly with visitors, said Regina LaBega, head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB).

HNP’s Offshore Editing Services coordinated the Boardwalk Mas 2010 and the video production for the STB.

To view the video at the government website, look in the lower right corner of the home page for "Special Programs" and click on "Boardwalkmas 2010," said Sample.

The groups and artists that participated in Boardwalk Mas 2010 included Nature Valley Foundation, No Kidding with our Kids Foundation, Dazzling Divas, Motiance Dance, Soualouiga Jump Up Brass Band, St. Jozeph Scouts Drum Band, Generation New Status Drum Band, Shabba Djembe Drummers, Pauline Gumbs, Capoeira, Gunslingers steelband, Tanny and the Boys, Grain D’Or, Fernando Clark, and Montesorri School.

Cultural organizations and artists interested in participating in future Boardwalk Mas parades and concerts should contact the STB Product Development at 542.2337.