Junkanoo parades are an integral and joyous part of the culture of the Bahamian islands. They are festivals of percussion and dance similar to the Mardi Gras celebrations held throughout the Caribbean and Western Hemisphere. This Junkanoo celebration was held on White Sound of Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas. Music and parade performed by local artists.







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The Ocean Mural was painted by artist Al Rao on the Wild Ocean Seafood facility in Titusville, Florida. The full version includes a very interesting introduction by owner Lorilee Thompson describing the renovation of the facility in a depressed and graffiti covered neighborhood and the artist's interaction with the local children during the painting of the beautiful mural.

Original music composed and performed by Tom Smith.



Artist Al Rao painted this mural on the Dixie Crossroads restaurant in Titusville, Florida.It depicts in great detail the ecosystem running from central Florida to the coast. The mural includes local animals and hundreds of pairs of birds in their mating plumage. It is so accurate that it is used by owner Lorilee Thompson to instruct young bird watchers.


Local fisherman and amateur botanist Richard "Blue" Jones created a garden of medicinal herbs on the grounds of the Reef Relief environmental organization on Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas. The herbs were brought to the New World by African slaves and nurtured to provide medicines still used by rural and poor people. This garden was planted to preserve the history and culture for the local children on the island.