Title: Grand market sizzles with Caribbean flavour
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Title: Grand market sizzles with Caribbean flavour
Physical Description: Newspaper clipping
Language: English
Creator: Stanley, Clifford
Publisher: Sunday Chronicle, 24 August 2008, pages 1 & 3
Publication Date: 2008
 Subjects
Subject: Caribbean
Exhibitions
Art and Craft
Barbados
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Guyana
DaSilva, Simpson
Indigenous Peoples
Wamlan Pai Kulanau Puna
Whirlwind Village
St. Cuthbert's Lokono Craft Group
Culinary Arts
Brazil
Indonesia
Suriname
Bahamas
Music
Tingumden Band
Junkanoo
Sukhai, Pauline
Minister of Amerindian Affairs
Anthony, Frank
Minister of Culture, Youth & Sports
Fox, Desrey
Minister within the Ministry of Education
Venezuela
 Notes
Abstract: Article reports on the official opening of the Grand Market and the Amerindian Village in the Sophia Exhibition site on Saturday, 23 August 2008
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00100693
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 24, 2008


market sizzles


with Caribbean flavour


By Clifford Stanley

THE Grand Market and the
Amerindian Village were
declared open yesterday and
visitors, exhibits, foods and
music alike reflected the re-
gional and international di-
versity of CARIFESTA X.
The sights ...the sounds....
the foods all provided a feast
for the eyes, ears and taste
buds for those who flocked
the Sophia Exhibition Site of
the Grand Market yesterday.
The feast included numer-
ous exhibits of art and craft by
Guyanese artisans and by crafts-
men in sister CARICOM coun-
tries including Trinidad and To-
bago, Barbados, the Bahamas,
Cayman Islands and St Vincent
and the Grenadines and the Brit-
ish Virgin Islands.
Some notable local ex-
hibitors were the St
Cuthberts Lokono Craft
Group which exhibited ex-
quisite pieces of tibisiri craft;
the Lady Fraser Art and
Craft booth exhibiting three
dimensional paintings of as-
pects of Guyana's landscapes;
the Divine Sculptures booth
featuring exhibits by Dr
Simpson DaSilva comprising
of pieces of driftwood with
fantastic shapes, the Iron
Man roots beverage for men
to "to rouse the lion within"
and others of garden plants,
leathercraft and ceramics.
The international booths
within the Sophia auditorium
were also impressive to the
many browsers.
Some of those offered infor-
mation about the history and
achievements of their respective
countries, while others dis-
played craft items of much aes-


thetic beauty.
The exhibits displayed by
the Trinidadians and Barbadi-
ans were among the most out-
standing for their layout,
beauty and educational nature,
while others from the Bahamas
and the Cayman Islands and
elsewhere were also highly im-
pressive.
The foods on display were
mouthwatering, and in every in-
stance were also a reflection of
the diversity of the interna-
tional cuisine made accessible by
CARIFESTA X.
Those inclined to eat a lot
had at their command a hard-to-
resist array of local dishes and
dishes from Brazil, Suriname,
and Indonesia just to name a
few of the national culinary
booths which opened up early
yesterday.
Just a few dollars away
were succulent and aromatic
sate chicken and noodles
prepared by Indonesians
(Aaah!), churasco barbecue
bolo de chocolate...,(Ooooh!),
pastel pudding and calabresa
from Brazil (Aiee! This is
too much!), also bamie fried
noodles, nasie fried rice,
nasie rames, saoto soup and
sake from Suriname, all of
which could be washed down
with a dawit drink, which
was also available in jumbo
sizes.
These delicacies were avail-
able to visitors, some of whom
indulged their propensity for
"nyaam" against a backdrop of
exotic music provided by the
Tingumden Band of the Baha-
mas.
The band of Bahamians
provided 'Rake and Scrape' and
Junkanoo music which are indig-
enous to their country, as well


as popular music.
The opening of the
Amerindian village, named
'Wamlan Pai Kulanau Puna' in
Patamona, or 'Whirlwind Vil-
lage' was another of the many
spectacles of colour and gai-
ety.
The Amerindian delega-
tion from Suriname all
dressed in costumes and
elaborate feather head-
dresses attracted a large
crowd with their Arawak and
Carib welcome songs in the
language of those tribes to
the accompaniment of
thumping sambora drums
and rattling maracasses
(shack shacks).
Also in attendance at the
opening were similarly
colourfully bedecked
Amerindian delegations from
Brazil and Venezuela as well as
representatives of Guyana's
nine Indigenous tribes.
The opening of Wamlan Pai
Kulanau Puna was attended by
Minister of Culture Youth and
Sports, Dr Frank Anthony, and
Minister within the Ministry of
Education, Dr Desrey Fox
among other senior government
functionaries.
Declaring the village open,
Minister of Amerindian Af-
fairs, Ms Pauline Sukhai said
that it was a historic occasion
which reflected the commit-
ment of the Government to
culture as a means of inter-
change cooperation and social
progress.
The opening took place


DIVINELY SCULPTED': Driftwood collected by Dr Simpson DaSilva and lovingly polished
to a fine finish.


against the backdrop of a var-
ied exhibition ofAmerindian art
and craft within the main
benab.
The Grand Market and
the Amerindian Village and
all the other local and inter-
national booths and local and
international musicians and
cuisine will be part of a daily
feature of CARIFESTA X
starting from 11:00am and
lasting until midnight until
August 30.


Grand




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