String-Band were quite popular as the musical accompaniment for folk celebrations like quadrille and lancers, wakes, fêtes, and at Christmas caroling and serenading. Even after their demise in the urban areas, many continued to entertain in the rural districts. String bands are still very popular in Carriacou at celebrations, especially at the annual Parang festival. One of the major threats is the availability of recording technology and imported musical forms have displaced most of the traditional folk music and its musicians, and incorporated elements into new forms.

Anderson Matherson Group

Photo credit: Grenada Tourism Authority

Special recognition to people and communities in Carriacou. Thank you to the Living Heritage practitioners interviewed who are still keeping alive this ICH element as Tyrone Bethel, Randolph Harrison Fleary, Anderson Matherson, Anslem James, and Evris Noel.

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