Caribbean ‘Quadfest’ gears up for 2014

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

In entertainment news. Muraldo D.C will be celebrating 16 years of their unique Caribbean annual celebration of Caribbean culture ‘Quadfest’ by the extension of this event to include knockout heats at the renowned Destinations Travel Show at Event City, Manchester from the 23-26th January 2014 and at Earls Court, London from the 6-9th February 2014.

Quadfest is a educational showcase of some of the rich tapestry of Caribbean folk forms centred around Caribbean Quadrilles that began back in 1998 by Caroline Muraldo, Managing/Artistic director of Muraldo D.C.

Januka, Quadrille. Photo courtesy www.culturecrossroads.co.uk

Januka, Quadrille. Photo courtesy www.culturecrossroads.co.uk

The event consists of a range of workshops throughout the day and a wonderful evening of entertainment by Caribbean artists (and guests) from around the Caribbean. The evening culminates with announcment of the quadrille group performers of the year.

The idea of the event is to not only highlight Caribbean quadrilles along with other Caribbean folk forms such as folk singing, pan, Anansi stories etc, but to put the spotlight on Caribbean culture generally so as to demonstrate the diversity, quality and uniqueness of Caribbean culture. Muraldo D.C. now has the opportunity to take the event to another level by teaming up with the organisers of The Destinations Travel Show, this event itself celebrating 20 years.

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Muraldo D.C Founder /director Caroline Muraldo (centre) performing at the 2013 Calypso Finals

This is an amazing opportunity and is not only for all Quadrille groups nationally to compete in the only competition of this kind in this country but to show off their expertise and their culture for an audience of 10,000 people per day!

At the new event ‘Quadfest:The Heats’  a panel of expert judges will adjudicate each day to find a daily winner on each of the four days who will be presented with a trophy and put forward to compete at the Quadfest main event in June 2014.

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Muraldo D.C Founder /director Caroline Muraldo (r) performing at the Miss Trinidad and Tobago UK 2013 pageant

So all Caribbean Quadrille groups wherever you are based make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to fly the flags of the Caribbean and show your expertise to the nation!

To recieve details of how to register your group contact Caroline Muraldo by email at carolinemuraldo215@btinternet.com

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