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Jamaican culture in the spotlight at Afro Festival 2016 in Serbia

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 6:00 AM
A view of the Jamaican stall. Serving in the stall are Dijana Petrovic, executive secretary at the consulate (left), and Milica Radojevic, staff member at the consulate.
A view of the Jamaican stall.
A cross section of the crowd enjoying the musical stylings of special guest Jamaican student in Serbia, Horace Thomson (Tommy T) and his band, Lion Vybz.
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On June 5, the Museum of African Art in Serbia got a heady mix of Jamaican culture at the Afro Festival Durbar Day 2016.

The Consulate, spearheaded by honorary consul Mirko Miljus, served Blue Mountain coffee and sold jerk chicken, as well as T-shirts, caps, magnets, bracelets and other little trinkets.

Jelena Miljus, wife of the Honorary Consul, made some jerk sauce, which was very well received, and in fact, made waves both on palates and in the media.

Durbar Day is one of two annual major outreach efforts. All funds received are used in events for Jamaican students who study in Serbia.