Carriacou will soon be transformed into a cultural village, as the annual Maroon Festival gets underway April 27-29.
The event merges Maroon festivities with traditional string band music and dance, to showcase the unique customs and traditions of our African Ancestors.
“Smoked” food, Big Drum Dance, string band music, and other cultural performances can be expected, fused with more modern cultural pieces from local and regional participants.
Republic Bank has once again pledged it commitment to the continued preservation of these traditions, with a contribution of $5,000.00 to the organising committee.
A bank statement said that as a financial institution deeply rooted in the culture of the people “we remain committed to the maintenance of the values and norms displayed through this aspect of our heritage”.
“We commend the organisers for their on-going efforts in keeping the maroon festival alive, which also serves as an important economic booster for the sister isle. We encourage all to experience this unique event – a packed itinerary awaits you”, it added.