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Bèlè or Belair is a bare-foot folk dance which resembles the historical European Lancers and Quadrille dances, and incorporates African elements that define it today


String-Band were quite popular as the musical accompaniment for folk celebrations like quadrille and lancers, wakes, fêtes, and at Christmas caroling and serenading.

Maroon Festival

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are annual Christian festivals held on the 1st and 2nd of November each year to honour the Christian Saints and celebrate the souls of the departed


ICH Resource Guide

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Shortknee masqueraders, dressed in colourful baggy shirts, knee-length pantaloons, mirrored tunics, head coverings and face masks, menacingly stomp through the streets, chanting catchy refrains and throwing powder into the air