“I think that the festival is a great idea that has lots of potential. When one examines the various other musical festivals in the Caribbean there is clear evidence that they are losing stamina and lacking certain desirable material. The Carriacou festival was to me a new, exciting, refreshing edition that has the capacity to expand in a manner that would keep Carriacou on the map. In my view, the idea of combining a mix of musical expressions with the rich culture of the island is a recipe that can truly elevate the status of Carriacou in a very special and compelling manner”.

Mr. Lingham Samuel

Division Manager – George F. Huggins & Company Gda Ltd.

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2017 Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival - 28th April to 30th April

For those of you who have always wanted a pure and culturally untamed experience, then the 2018 Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival is definitely the event for you! Maroon culture is about thanksgiving and prayers to the source of all life, production and prosperity. Its African origins are authentically depicted through the drumming, singing, eating of 'smoke food' and other rituals practiced in the unique Carriacou way by its people.

Sample the taste of this traditional smoked food, enjoy performances from various Caribbean islands and come out with the family for an evening of fun, games and pure entertainment. Move to the vibrations of the heavy drumming and groove to the sweet sounds of string band music from Carriacou's popular musicians.

Come enjoy string bands, smoked food, drums and dance. Three days, three venues, one festival. As we say, once you have experienced the Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival, your life will never be the same!

Photos from the past Festivals