first_img 52 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Logo of Emancipation Celebrations 2011. Photo credit: dominicalitfest.comSound Engineer of the Swinging Stars Band Marcel Cruickshank was among the awardees who received the Golden Drum Awards last night.Cruickshank has been involved in sound engineering for over 40 years and also provides advice and assistance to many young, upcoming bands.The other Golden Drum Awardees were Paulette Prosper for over 35 years of service as a Church Pianist, Derrick ‘De Hunter’ St. Rose, for over 25 years service in the development and promotion of the calypso art form and Davis Marceline for over 40 years of preserving the traditional art of storytelling.Meantime Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence while addressing the ceremony at the Arawak House of Culture says culture must continue to play an important role in Dominica’s development.Lawrence says there is a need for continued support for the further development and continuation of our culture.Special Recognition Awards were also presented to Davidson ‘Observer’ Victor, and Cecil ‘Checker’ Burnett for the promotion of calypso, Julian L. Benjamin for consistent involvement in the performing arts, Marcia Baptiste for Carnival Queen Pageantry, and Sakis for the preservation and promotion of Carnival Arts.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share LocalNews Golden Drum Awardees told culture must continue to be pivotal in Dominica’s development. by: – July 28, 2011last_img

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