Sunday, March 27, 2011

Organizing Committee: T-shirts for Saint-Georges International Festival Are Available

[“Saint-Georges Festival International” T-shirt]

The Saint-Georges International Festival celebrates the life and legacy of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), the Afro-French composer, violinist and conductor who was also a fencing champion. During the French Revolution, Saint-Georges served as Colonel of the Légion Saint-George comprised of 1,000 volunteers of color.

The Festival takes Place From 28 April - 1 May, 2011 in Guadeloupe. The “Off Festival” takes place from 1 April - 30 April, 2011. Inspiration for the Festival is credited to the American conductor Marlon Daniel. Our friend Jean-Claude Halley,, of the Saint-Georges Association, sends us photos of the T-shirt designed for the occasion. He also relays a message from the Organizing Committee for the Festival, which we have translated as follows:

“The T-shirts of the FESTIVAL are available!
They are beautiful and in three sizes.
The sale price is 10 Euros. [About $14.10 today]
We are looking for good volunteers to sell them.
The Committee[The life, fencing and music of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) are presented at]

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