INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION No. 9
S U R I N A M
The Kotomissi represent one of the most distinctive elements of Surinam's
Their dress dates back to the days of slavery and was designed by the
jealous wives of Dutch planters to prevent their husbands from seeing the beautiful
shapes of the slave girls.
Worn along with the dresses are the colourful Anjisa (head-herchief) which
can be used to pass on messages by the way it is folded around the head.
The dancers, singers and musicians of the Trinidad Southern Academy exhibit
their years of experience in 3 programme which includes creole and calypso cdnces.
Much of their music is stuelb-,nd the instrument tht h-s mnde the greatest impact
of cll the folk ;rt forms in the country.
G U YANA
The Woodside Choir, one of Guyana's leading choral groups, will present a
programme of classical, national and folk songs.
The choir is conducted by Aubrey Joseph who also arranges their music.
5 T. VINCENT
The Kingstown Chorale Group of St. Vincent, is directed by Patrick E.
Prescod with Jemima Bacchus as choreographer.
They present echoes of Hairoun reflecting the rich heritage of St. Vincent
folk music, as they render a number of songs about the post-emancipation era.
Their selections also include a few calypsoes in typical Vincentian style.