Digicel Celebrates St. Lucia’s Creole Culture

Digicel Celebrates St. Lucia’s Creole Culture

October 19, 2015, Castries St. Lucia: In an effort to promote, preserve and celebrate St. Lucia’s cultural heritage,  Digicel for the month of October has joined  the rest of St. Lucia in observance of the month as Creole heritage month.  A host of activities, communities and initiatives which all form part of the calendar of activities for October are all recipients of Digicel’s kind support.

Creole Heritage month 2015 birthed some new and exciting partnerships between Digicel and the creole celebratory community such as De Soca-Calypso Revue, Kweyol Song Competition, Fet Kweyol held in Belle Vue and Kweyol en Mouveman, a grand creole parade. Digicel’s support has been wide spread as each initiative has had its respective focus such as education, entertainment, community development which all inevitably contribute to the holistic development of St. Lucia’s culture and preservation of heritage.

Digicel commenced the packed Jounen Kweyol Weekend with a grand creole street parade, “Kweyol en Mouvman”. The parade, a colorful and spectacular presentation of the various aspects of St. Lucia’s Creole heritage comprising five major components.  These included indigenous music played by a street orchestra, dance and stilt walkers, traditional characters portrayed such as Mary-Enceinte and Paiye-bannan, Jab-jab, masqueraders and elements of our flower festivals La Rose and La Marguerite,  all forming part of the rich celebrations of Friday night Gros-Islet Street Party.

Digicel’s is also extending support to the third annual Swawé Kwéyol St.Lisie! Swawé Kwéyol is a unique family event designed to encourage St. Lucians to demonstrate pride in who they are and celebrate authentic St. Lucian Culture. Fond Dor’ Nature Park will come alive on Saturday October 24th from  11am with a fusion of amazing St. Lucian  cuisine, traditional  music, kids play area, fashion show, arts, crafts and more. Entertainment highlights will include Eva Lucian and friends, DYP and out of Nigeria, Timaya.

The grand culmination of Creole festivities takes place on Sunday October 25th with Jounen Kweyol activities in four major host communities Ti Rocher Micoud, Boguis, Canaries, Monchy and Laborie. Digicel is set to be part of activities in each community for the creole celebrations.

Digicel and De Soca-Calypso Revue will close of Creole Heritage Month on October 31st in a huge way with the annual Creole Song Competition, ‘Annou Manjé, Chanté epi Dansé en Kweyol” at the National Cultural Centre. This competition will feature a diverse range of young artists and veterans who will all compete for the converted title of Creole Song King.

Digicel wishes all St. Lucian’s a safe and enjoyable Jounen Kweyol.

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