This weekend (December 2nd and 3rd 2011) brings with it Sauteurs popular Camerhogne Folk Festival. The festival will celebrate and showcase the Spice Island’s African heritage and traditions.
Kicking off on the Friday night with the opening ceremony, the festival runs for 2 further days finishing with a grand concert. You can also expect to see plays, storytellers, dance and traditional games and costume. Of course, the local cuisine will be part of the event.
This will only be the 2nd time the Camerhogne Festival has been held, the first in 2010 as part of an initiative to recognise and keep alive the culture of the island. With lectures, exhibitions and demonstrations forming part of the festival schedule, there are opportunities to learn more about Grenada’s fascinating culture.
The festival has been dubbed with the byline of “Old Grenada, New Grenada, One Grenada” and is named Camerhogne as it was the name given to the island by the indigenous Amerindian inhabitants who were the first settlers on Grenada.
The 2nd day of the festival will be costume day when everybody is encouraged to wear traditional costume and will play traditional games. Moko jumbie (walking on stilts) is bound to play a part.
Come along to the festival to learn about the heritage of Grenada, to help support and celebrate it’s life. The festival starts at 6pm in Low Town, Sauteurs. Here’s the Camerhogne Folk Festival schedule and we hope to see you there.