Caribbean Queen

The Third Annual Guyana Cultural Festival Celebrates Guyana’s Rich Heritage at Brandywine Lions Club Park July 21

By Annamarya Scaccia

guyanaNestled between Venezuela and Suriname on the northern coast of South America, Guyana is a country compassed by a complicated but rich history.

It is also a nation teeming with a vibrant, diverse culture—one that, due to its blend of East Indian and African customs, is multidimensional and splendidly multifaceted. Guyana’s distinct ethos cannot be neatly labeled, and that’s the way it should be.

For Guyanese Prince Georgians, celebrating the exceptional culture, cuisine, music and art of the Caribbean country will come even more naturally this weekend as the third annual Guyana Cultural Festival makes its way to Brandywine Saturday, July 21. Organized by Karib Nation, the yearly event will be held at Brandywine Lions Club Park, 11503 Cherry Tree Crossing Road, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Promising to be “even bigger and better” than last year, the third annual festival will feature traditional and exotic delicacies, arts & crafts displays, an exciting fashion show, visual arts, and comic performances. The Guyana Cultural Festival will also feature Indian and African folk dancers, steel pan music, Tassa and Afro drummers, and a dedicated children’s area that will include clowns, face painting and storytelling.

Festival goers can also expect pulsating music to vibrate through the cultural celebration. A slew of successful and popular Guyanese artists are scheduled to perform at the event, including Jumo, Adrian Dutchin, Shatta Youth, Shamain Greaves, Jay Anderson and Terry Gajraj.

The third annual Guyana Cultural Festival is not only a time for local Guyanese citizens to come together and celebrate their vivid heritage but for Prince George’s County residents to learn more about a beautiful Caribbean culture.

For more information, visit

Third Annual Guyana Cultural Festival

Saturday, July 21

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets: $10 (Children 6 and under: Free)

Brandywine Lions Club Park

11503 Cherry Tree Crossing Road

Brandywine, MD 20623

Published on Prince George’s Suite – Monday, July 16, 2012

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