BAHAMIAN culture and music were celebrated during the Rake n’ Scrape Festival held in Cat Island over the holiday weekend.
The annual musical festival, held every year during the Bahamas Labour Day weekend, is the signature event for Cat Island.
It showcases the rhythmic vibe of the island’s best rake n’ scrape music, performed both by local and national artists.
This year’s event featured performances by the Spank Band, Lassie Doe Boys, Nathaniel Adams Rake n’ Scrape Combo, Mr Anderson, Ancient Man, Geno D, Cupid, KB, Rubin G, Simeon Outten, Bishop Lawrence Rolle and Mother Rachel Mackey.
The festival also featured a gospel concert, a battle of the rake n’ scrape bands, quadrille dancing, a children’s corner with games and a fishermen and farmers market.
Festival-goers also enjoyed of “down home” Cat Island cuisine, and purchased locally made crafts such as jewellery and straw items.
Part of the proceeds from the festival are used to provide a scholarship to a deserving local high school graduate.