Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) – Folkloric costumes of the Clown and Masquerade, craft made from coconut, and ceramics created by Eustace Brown were among exhibits displayed at the recently-held Cultural Tourism DC, Around the World Embassy Tour.
Participation by the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, also showcased the culture, arts and spirits of St. Kitts and Nevis including the Batik corner, that highlighted the unique paintings and fashion from Caribelle Batik, in which the Embassy staff was also adorned.
Paintings from local artist Curtis Mulley were also featured. Products of St. Kitts and Nevis such as Brimstone Pepper Sauces and Essences, Carib beer, Ting and Malt of the Brewery and, Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum were also in the spotlight.
This year, the Coconut was featured, as well as the many products made with the coconut such as Sugar cake, Rum, and Craft.
Over 1,400 visitors visited the booth, in which the Embassy partnered with Tropical Fusion Catering to create ‘Tropical Fusion Coconut Grove,” a beach bar/restaurant treating patrons to the tasty array of Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rums, particularly the Coconut Rum and signature cocktails, sugar cakes, coconut rice, and coconut drops, with the lively sounds of the Caiso Steel Band in the background. Visitors danced to the infectious beats while enjoying the festive day and spirits of the islands.
The Embassy said it created enriching experiences while sharing the history, culture, music and food of the beautiful twin island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
It said it appreciates the support it received from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority office in Washington, DC, the members of the SKNNA-DC in volunteering for the event, along with the children of Embassy staff.