Saturday, February 4, 2017

Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival

7th Annual Carriacou Maroon 
& String Band Music Festival
April 28, 2017

One of the more unique Caribbean festivals 
Carriacou is surrounded by beautiful beaches of white, golden and volcanic black sands.

Known as the “Land of Reefs”, Carriacou is the largest and most populated of the group of islands known as the Grenadines. 

Despite its location, Carriacou (carry-a-cou) is a dependency of the Spice Island of Grenada, along with another sister island Petite Martinique.  

Photo Courtesy of NOW Grenada

The Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival is both a celebration of the maroon ancestral culture using string band music. 

Maroon culture is about thanksgiving and prayers to the source of all life, production and prosperity. The drumming, singing, smoked foods, and other rituals by the locals are African in origin.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to sample the traditional smoked food, along with performances from various Caribbean islands. This is a family event with fun, games, and the sweet sounds of the string band music. 

Find out more about Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada's sister islands

Happy Travels,

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