Edison “Fast Eddie” Dames

Portrait of Edison "Fast Eddie" Dames
Edison "Fast Eddie" Dames by Duke Wells

Edison “Fast Eddie” Dames has played a key part in Bahamian Culture.

A famed Junkanoo veteran for over thirty years, he is recognized for both his trademark “Gandalfian” beard and as the lead dancer for the Saxons.

As Assistant Director of Culture, he has organized youth-oriented events and activities intended to encourage Bahamian youth to embrace their culture.

Not only is he aware of the deeply rooted historical, societal and cultural effects that Junkanoo has on Bahamians, he has helped mold the annual celebration into what it is today.

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