Friday, February 20, 2009

MS. AFRICAN QUEEN INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT

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Dear Friends:

I am one of seven delegates participating in the Miss African Queen International Pageant. It is in commemoration of Black History Month and in aid of Mary Open Doors - a shelter for victims of domestic violence...

The pageant promises to be exciting. It opens with all delegates dancing to a punta medley, and then each person introduces herself...next is the talent segment: each has to depict a woman of African descent; from anywhere in the world...the talent is either a monologue or dance.

I am portraying South African songstress, Miriam Makeba, known widely for Pata Pata. She was exiled for 30 years from her homeland...She passed last year, and I continue to be inspired by her story of strength and resistance...I will be presenting a monologue...

Afterwards, the delegates will model in African regalia in varied colors, and designs...this will be the part that carries the most weight in the pageant as judges look for elegance, charm, and grace...

Each delegate must also present a platform statement: Why am I proud to be a Belizean of African descent?

Judging will be on the talent, modeling, and platform statement...

Audience members - no matter what ethnic group - are asked to please wear their cultural attire, and join the contest to win great prizes...

Should you need more info...please write back. Tickets are available at the Bliss or from me...663-3174...If you are in the City, I can drop them off for you...but C.O.D. por favor!

I hope that you can support this venture, and moreover come out and enjoy something different, something fun, and something empowering!!!

Nuff love to all!

Adele Ramos
Assistant Editor
Amandala Press

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