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CALYPSO, CONCH AND CRAFTS AT BOLONGO

Calypso, Conch and Crafts is the new concept at Bolongo Bay and the beginning of a unique relationship between business and the arts.
Starting Monday at Iggies Beach Bar, live calypso along with a mini arts and crafts fair will be featured in the afternoon.
"There's nowhere you can hear calypso in the daytime now," said Richard Doumeng, owner of Bolongo Bay Beach Club. "Our kitchen staff has created a variety of local food to go along with the music and art."
Doumeng has joined with Rhoda Tillet in creating the unique venture. Tillet will bring her displays from the Native Arts & Crafts Cooperative at Tillet Gardens to provide a sampling of what is available on the island for visitors and locals, alike.
Along with Tillet, known for years for the popular Tillet's Garden Art and Crafts Fairs, Doumeng has asked Dorothy Elskoe, president of the Committee to Revive our Culture, to participate.
"We jumped at the opportunity to bring items from our Native Arts & Crafts store," Elskoe said.
Tillet called Bolongo a special place. " It reminds me of the St. Thomas of the '70's," she said.

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Calypso, Conch and Crafts is the new concept at Bolongo Bay and the beginning of a unique relationship between business and the arts.
Starting Monday at Iggies Beach Bar, live calypso along with a mini arts and crafts fair will be featured in the afternoon.
"There's nowhere you can hear calypso in the daytime now," said Richard Doumeng, owner of Bolongo Bay Beach Club. "Our kitchen staff has created a variety of local food to go along with the music and art."
Doumeng has joined with Rhoda Tillet in creating the unique venture. Tillet will bring her displays from the Native Arts & Crafts Cooperative at Tillet Gardens to provide a sampling of what is available on the island for visitors and locals, alike.
Along with Tillet, known for years for the popular Tillet's Garden Art and Crafts Fairs, Doumeng has asked Dorothy Elskoe, president of the Committee to Revive our Culture, to participate.
"We jumped at the opportunity to bring items from our Native Arts & Crafts store," Elskoe said.
Tillet called Bolongo a special place. " It reminds me of the St. Thomas of the '70's," she said.