anancy_web.jpgPEMBROKE PINES — The Anancy Festival 2012, a celebration of Caribbean-American culture and history, is coming to the South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, on Saturday, June 9 from noon to 5 p.m.

The free family festival, which is named for Anansi, the West African trickster of folklore, kicks off Caribbean Heritage Month and will feature music, stories and dance from Caribbean culture.

Books and other materials relating to Anansi and Caribbean culture will be available for sale. Information on Anancy Festival 2012 is available at

The unique event will be  presented in four cities:

Pembroke Pines, Orlando, Washington, D.C. and Kingston, Jamaica. It will be simulcast between each city so attendees can view performances at different locations.

Geared toward children and teens, the festival provides a unique way for young people to learn about their cultural heritage and experience a rich collection of stories, music and dance.

“We are happy to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with Broward County Library” said

Xavier Murphy, owner of and co-organizer of the Anancy Festival. “The Anancy Festival is a great opportunity for the community to learn about Caribbean Folklore as the character Anansi can be found in stories in almost every island in the Caribbean.”

For more information about the Anancy Festival 2012 visit or call Dr. Andrea Shaw, 754-235-7639 or Xavier Murphy, 054-536-8811.


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