BRADES, Montserrat – Calypso Finals, both the queen and teen pageants and the highly anticipated show with Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and the new University of Soca will be some of the events to be streamed for Montserrat’s ArrowFest 2010.
According to Director of Information & Communications Nerissa Golden, the Office of the Chief Minister has sponsored the streaming of festival on www.zjb.gov.ms, live from the Montserrat Cultural Centre. This service is provided through the Department of Information Technology and eGovernment Services (DITES) in collaboration with several private entities.
“We have a large number of nationals and friends of Montserrat abroad who enjoy watching the annual celebrations online,” Golden said. “Every December many residents who left after the volcanic eruptions began or even prior to those events return to the island for this major festival. For those who cannot, several of the top shows can be viewed on ZJB Radio Montserrat’s website. The Office of the Chief Minister is happy to be a part of enabling the Diaspora to stay connected to their homeland during this time of year.
The shows to be streamed are:
Ø Opening of Festival and Calypso Semi-Finals – Friday, December 17, 2010 – PASSED
Ø St. John’s Princess Show – Sunday, December 19, 2010 – 7:30pm
Ø Euphony Vibes Female Calypso show – Tuesday, December 21,2010 – 8:30pm
Ø Punch & Get Out Soca Monarch – Wednesday, December 22, 2010 – 10:00pm
Ø Sunrise Production Teen Pageant – Thursday, December 23, 2010 – 8:00pm
Ø Miss Montserrat Festival Queen Pageant – Sunday, December 26, 2010 – 8:00pm
Ø Soca International – Tuesday, December 28,2010 – 10:00pm
Ø Calypso Finals – Thursday, December 30, 2010 – 9:00pm
The Montserrat Festival Committee (MonFest) renamed the annual cultural festival ArrowFest, to honor the legacy of Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell MBE, a son of the soil, who became an international Soca artist and took Montserrat to the world stage.
Watch ArrowFest 2010 live online on www.zjb.gov.ms.
View pictures from each ArrowFest 2010 event on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spirit-of-Montserrat/103640209673708.