Commemoration: The 170th anniversary ceremony of the abolition of slavery organized in the Colombier valley!


The ceremony commemorating the 170th anniversary of the abolition of slavery will be held for the first time in the Colombier valley, this Monday, May 28, the official date of the abolition on our territory.

Numerous demonstrations are planned in the presence of local authorities and the population of Saint-Martin.


Commemoration Program of the 170th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery (Village of Colombier, Cultural and Associative Local):

Monday May 28, 2018 from 9 a.m .:


(8:30 am - 9:20 am)

Artistic presentation

Percussion traditional dance songs with the group "Anitié"

Location: At the Arrow Root Rock Monument

9h00: Opening of the ceremony by Hélier Coquillas (drum rolls)

Wreath laying at the Arrow Root Workers Rock monument.

Moment of contemplation

Historic walk in traditional costume to the local.


Dance performance by Grain D'or


Protocol and presentation of the program: 

• Artistic presentations:

Oh Freedom (Natisha Hanson and Shawn)

Songs / dance / percussion interpretation (BCD and the Péri Scolaire choir), 64 children.

• Official speeches:

Mr. Daniel GIBBES, President of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin.

Mrs Anne LAUBIES, Deputy Prefect.

• Oh sweet Saint Martin "Natisha Hanson"

Drum roll and blow in conch conch by Hélier Coquillas

Inauguration of the cultural space and unveiling of the nameplate

Artistic performances by Jihany Gibbs and Sidonie Miller.

Demonstration and percussion by the Territorial Youth Council "Sarafina" Closure of the event with traditional and friendly breakfast with the cultural association Nature Valley Colombier. _AF

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