Times of the Islands Winter 2019/20

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Presents the "soul of the Turks & Caicos Islands" with in-depth features about local people, culture, history, environment, businesses, resorts, restaurants and activities.

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Clockwise from top: MOTTAC family-friendly activities included tug-of-war and music by school and community groups. Performances by local

artists started later in the day, and continued on into the evening. A variety of native crafts and foods were on sale.

MOTTAC Music Festival

On October 26, 2019, the Turks & Caicos’ very own music

festival debuted. MOTTAC (Musicians of the Turks & Caicos),

offered the beautiful sounds of local artists including Tess

Charles, Raj the Entertainer, Keno and Kaz, Noel Brown,

and Qband lynkz, along with several school and community

groups.

Taking place at the Downtown Ball Park in Providenciales,

the free festival began with family-friendly activities such as

a tug-of-war and relay race. Guests enjoyed native food from

various vendors and the opportunity to buy local craft goods.

The music began later in the day, starting with several

performances from local school groups. When the sun set, the

festival shifted into full swing with performances from several

local artists. With a successful turnout, the event was well

received and has the potential to become an annual festival.

Story & Photos By David Newlands

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