The community of Canaries is one of the host communities for this year’s Jounen Kwéyòl celebrations. We have decided to launch Jounen Kwéyòl in Canaries on Saturday 10th October, 2015 in order to create a general awareness and appreciation for all things Creole among members of the community.
Jounen Kweyol will be launched in Canaries under the theme “Jounen Kweyol en Kannawi, I Byen Tjwit” The word Kannawi is the name given by the Amerindians for a large cokking clay pot, hence the play on the words I byen tjwit!”
The launching was initially scheduled for Sunday 4th October but due to the security issues,it could not be held. This launching is especially unique because we are hosting it in memory of Ms.Celia Viette, a committee member who died suddenly on Thursday 8th. This launching is in memory of her.
The launching will be in the form of a mini- show featuring various local acts and artists as well as a few outside performances such as :
Yonashack and Friends
Subance and Mighty
Fundamentals Dance Group
Twisted Dance Group
On this day as well, we will be setting food tents to give the public a taste of what is to come. Creole food such as green figs and saltfish, breadfruit and smoked herring, roast bakes, fishcake, and some local snacks like turnover and coconut cake will be on sale.
The launching is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a Creole Old School PArty. MAny persons in the community are already gearing up for this.
The public will get a chance to hear more about the planned activities. All persons from all around the island are invited. We are small but we have what it takes.