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The 2010 Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival- A Big Success
March 8, 2011
At an impressive ceremony held at its subsidiary office in Hillsborough, Carriacou last Saturday morning, the Grenada Board of Tourism, in collaboration with the Carriacou Community, launched the 2nd Carriacou Maroon and String Band Festival carded to take place from April 29 to May 1, 2011.
Addressing the more than 60 persons present were Senator George Prime – Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Senator Arley Gill – Minister for Information, ICT and Culture and Mr. Simon Stiell, Director of Tourism.
The Carriacou Maroon & Regional String Band Festival is a three-day Celebration that provides an opportunity for all residents of Grenada, Carriacou, & Petite Martinique, as well as visitors, to experience the authentic practice of ancestral traditions that have been passed through generations for hundreds of years. These traditions trace back to Grenada’s African and European roots, and have become hallmarks of the culture that is intertwined with indigenous Caribbean norms.
An exciting feature involving musical renditions from regional string bands will be a key aspect of this year’s event and in this regard confirmation has been received from performers from the British Virgin Islands, Tobago, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Grenada and host island, Carriacou.
The Carriacou Maroon & String Band Festival, which is the first of its kind in the region, debuted last year. It is expected to evolve into a strong tourist attraction that embraces cultural entertainment and educational products as a celebration of the culture of the people of Carriacou and neighbouring islands.
To date, sponsors of the event include Grenada Electricity Services Limited (GRENLEC), Republic Bank, the Public Service Credit Union, Grenada Breweries Ltd, Glenelg, Grenada Bottling Company and Paddy’s Enterprises and Hardware.Back to list