Of the many activities taking place over the Independence Season, the National Gala held in the Botanic Gardens is a favourite. While many of the national cultural competitions had been cancelled due to Tropical Storm Erika, this year’s event boasted one improvement – a better stage!

There were some wonderful performances, highlights included:

  • Convent High School Coral Speech “I Love You Still” (featuring ‘signing’ for the hearing impaired)
  • A Fashion Show of Creole Dress through the years
  • Karifuna performing Kalinago drumming and dancing
  • Traditional Dancing – Bele, Quadrille, and more.



For more information about Dominica’s Independence Celebrations, see avirtualDominica.com