INTERNATIONAL PRESEN AT :ON No. 3
S. C R A CA C
Bonaire's harvest festivA (Simadan) and ot-er aspects of the country's cultural
history are presented in dance t~ the Antillian Fo-.k Group of Curacao, directed by Willy
Their programme is: Simadan, Dance of the 'a vest festival, Antillian Waltz, Tambu
- a dance to shake off bad luck and to rejoice at the end of the year, Danza of
Portuguese origin; Wega Di Palu, a fight with sticks (a well-known sport practised in the
country), the elegant and spectacular Mazurka, and a dance of African origin, the Tumba.
The dance sequence will be followed by vn Att;llian song, the dance of the cock-
fight, instrumental selections and the slave dance.
G U A D E L 0 V 1 E
La Brisquante, the Guadeloupe Folk Group under Mrs. Aimee Adeline, presents a pro-
gramme of song and dance. The artists are primary ar.d secondary school students.
The scenes in the first part depict Sunrise, the Stampers, the Washerwoman, Cassava,
an successful Fishing Venture and Night Fall. 1 '. part two the girls all dance showing
off their costumes.
The dances include the5Roule, the Roses, th'_ Crater, the Lizard, the Coquette,
Biguine, the Calanguia, Neneo and the Polka Piquie.
G RE N A D
"Hazilafia", Grenada National Folk Singers is a group of 30 voices drawn from two
existing folk groups HAZILAWO (St. George's) and ALAFIA (Grenville). They compose and
sing their own songs. Tonight programme includes national songs; Grenada, Isle of Spice,
Fair Isle, Brighter out of darkness. The folk songs will include Amorice, Hylanda de,
the Lord's Prayer, Exillia; La, La Waraka play s(ng, and Shango songs. They are under
the direction of Jerome Mo Barnette who will also creature as soloist in the Lord's Prayer.
J A M.A I C A
The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari is a fus-.or of the horns and bass of the Mystics,
and the Count Ossie Rastafari Drums. The mystics :rT led by 'Im' Cedric Brooks. The
music is immediately identifiable with the life st ylus of the Rastafari brethren. It is
a music of controlled anger and of laughter. It i; f music of love. Written on the skin
of the bass drum are the psalmists' words:
BEHOLD HOW GOOD AND HILW PLEASANT IT IS
FOR BROTHERS TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY!
IT IS AS THE PRECIOUS' CINTMErT UPON THE
HEAD THAT RAN DOTWT UP',-N THE BEARD
At very short notice the Rastafarians have oi-sented to play on this programme -
We thank them.