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Carriacou Maroon Music Festival starts today

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Carriacou Maroon Music Festival starts today

Postby KarenS » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:26 am

From "Launched in 2001, the Carriacou Maroon Music Festival provides a scintillating 3 day display of Big Drum Nation Dance, String Band Music and Quadrille Dancing at the Belair Park in Carriacou.

The objectives of the Carriacou Maroon Music Festival include preserving our rich cultural expressions and showcasing it to others by attracting visitors from North America, Europe and the Caribbean in one setting, one spirit, as one big happy family.

Sample the maroon food of rolled rice and coo coo, with stewed peas, provisions and your choice of chicken, mutton or pork, all cooked in large iron pots on open fires. Then experience the nightly shows with Big Drum Nationa Dance, String Band Music, Shakespeare Mas, Quadrille and African Dances, blended with a touch of Calypso, Reggae, Soul and Blues.

The 2006 Carriacou Maroon Music Festival is carded for April 28 to 30."

Since I'm stuck in the northeast please report on the fun!
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