August 6, 2014
Batoto Yetu dancers took off at the end of July for Guyana, where they performed for a large audience as part of Emancipation Day celebrations. Thousands of Guyanese turned out at the National Park to join in the Emancipation celebrations, which have been deemed the biggest ever hosted by the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA). Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the Caribbean coast of South America. Although Guyana is part of the Anglophone Caribbean, it is one of the few Caribbean countries that are part of South America. Emancipation Day is celebrated in many former British colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates in observance of the emancipation of slaves of African descent.