(Eleuthera, The Bahamas) The penultimate Junkanoo event of the season, and the fourth since the splendour of Junkanoo action began on island during Christmas Day, the Eleuthera Junkanoo Festival Parade hosted in Governor’s Harbour on Saturday, January 12th, following the Majority Rule holiday, was the largest display with four groups performing, including; the Savannah Sound Lucayans, Tarpum Bay Unity Builders, Rock Sound New Vision and The Harbour Boys of Governor’s Harbour. Themes for the groups, as listed, were: ‘Bahamian T’ings’, ‘In Da Bush’, ‘Things With Wings’, and ‘The Kid In Us’.
The energetic and colorful performances revealed the effort once again put forward by the many junkanooers out to entertain the crowds of spectators lining the main thoroughfare. As in Hatchet Bay on Christmas Day, and in Harbour Island on Boxing Day, a large number of visitors were amongst the residents in the crowd on the cool, enjoyable evening – snapping, tapping, gyrating and smiling at the exhilarating Bahamian culturama that Eleuthera does so well.
Here were the officials overall results from the evening’s competition: Fourth place: Savannah Sound Lucayans – 552 points, Third place: Tarpum Bay Unity Builders – 737 points, Second place: Rock Sound New Vision – 892 points, and Overall First place Winner: The Harbour Boys of Governor’s Harbour – 1775 points.
Follow the links below to see photo galleries displayed across four pages, with videoclips to set the mood.
Click here for the full Savannah Sound Lucayans – ‘Bahamian T’ings’ photo gallery and video clip.
Click here for the full Harbour Boys – ‘The Kid In Us’ photo gallery and video clip.
Click here for the full Rock Sound New Vision – ‘Things With Wings’ photo gallery and video clip.
Click here for the full Tarpum Bay United – ‘In Da Bush’ photo gallery and video clip.