Braata Productions a 501(3) non profit organization is excited to host the 4th annual, "Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival" in partnership with York Performing Arts Center. The Bankra Caribeban Folk Festival will feature traditional authentic folk forms, and experiences from different Caribbean territories. A bankra basket is a Jamaican traveling basket; usually woven, and is often carried or used as a display for a wide variety of produce. The name is inherited from the Twi language of Ghana (bonkara). This is exactly what this folk festival will replicate: the largesse beauty of the folk form uniquely represented from each island. There will be 3 major components to the festival: (1) The Stalls/Island, (2) The Cultural Performances, (3) Effigy Walkway
This event is dedicated to Folk forms and Folk culture, it will stimulate nostalgia for those who grew up with it, provide learning opportunities for others who had no knowledge of it, and will help reestablish the importance, and relevance of Folk as a viable, vibrant contributor to the Caribbean brand.