By Canishka Alexander
What do pantomiming and conch salad have in common?
Just ask Carvan Ferguson, sole proprietor of Cultural Mime Entertainment & Fergies Conch Salad.
“I am bringing something creative and unique to the tourism industry; I’m the pioneer of all two creative ideas,” he boasted. “I have been doing mime [for] over 19 years and conch salad for three years.”
Ferguson united the two ideas while working around tourists.
“I just started using my gift of mime to start entertaining tourists with silent expressions, and the Fergies Conch Salad business was established when I transitioned to Abaco, but I got the passion for doing conch salad from Freeport where I’m from.
“About the cultural mime entertainment, I am the first person in The Bahamas to come up with this idea of miming Bahamian stories, songs, etcetera.”
Fergies Conch Salad stand is located at the Albury’s Ferry dock at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour. He believes that the creative spin that he uses to make his conch salads is also a historic idea.
Ferguson prepares regular conch salad, Tropical conch salad, pickled conch salad, lobster conch salad, and more. Affordably priced, customers can have their conch salad served in a regular bowl or in one of his handcrafted conch shell bowls.
“I also offer conch salad putting it in the conch shell bowls with the conch shell spoon for the tourists with my name, Fergies Conch Salad. I enjoy what I do meeting people from different cultures, learning from people’s conversations, and doing what I do with passion.
“My customers have a lot to say about what I do. They say I’m very creative; I have a good personality; I love to smile; that I do it with love and passion; I’m amazing; my conch salad is delicious; and that I am the best,” he proudly expressed.
Ferguson offers mime entertainment for tourism events, weddings, birthday parties, and other special occasions. His mime acting packages start as low as $250, and the business is designed as more of a mobile business as he travels to various locations to entertain his clients.
To book Cultural Mime Entertainment, call Carvan Ferguson at 1(242) 445-5945 or 1(242) 804-4755, or e-mail him at CarvanFerguson2019@gmail.com.
Fergies Conch Salad business hours are Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.