CREOLE DAY : SUNDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2008

Creole Day 2008 : Culture & Live Performances to support Haiti relief effort
Saint Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Reunion Island, Guyana, Haiti, Seychelles, Louisiana, Cape Verde, Mauritius… More than 12 Creole countries will be united Sunday 5th October 2008 to celebrate Creole Culture, a vibrant mix of African heritage with European influences. Most importantly Creole Day 2008 is an opportunity to launch an appeal to support one of the most deprived Creole country Haiti, which was (…) – Anglitè


Creole Day 2008 : Culture & Live Performances to support Haiti relief effort

Saint Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Reunion Island, Guyana, Haiti, Seychelles, Louisiana, Cape Verde, Mauritius… More than 12 Creole countries will be united Sunday 5th October 2008 to celebrate Creole Culture, a vibrant mix of African heritage with European influences. Most importantly Creole Day 2008 is an opportunity to launch an appeal to support one of the most deprived Creole country Haiti, which was recently devastated by a series of storms.

Saint Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Reunion Island, Guyana, Haiti, Seychelles, Louisiana, Cape Verde, Mauritius…

To celebrate Black History Month “Menm Biten Menm Bagay” (MBMB), the French Caribbean Association UK organises its 7th Creole Day on Sunday 5th October 2008 at the humanist centre the Conway Hall, Holborn, to promote Creole Cultures, which are a vibrant mix of African heritage with European influences. The Creole world is spread between 3 main regions : the Caribbean, North and South America & the coast of Africa by the Indian Ocean region with an estimated 800 000 people from these regions who contribute to London’s diversity.

Creole Day 2008 will coincide with MBMB 10th anniversary and for this occasion more than 10 countries will be reunited to take you on a day-trip full of the colours, sounds, flavours, and fragrances from several corners of the Creole world. Everyone will learn about similarities and differences within the Creole World e.g. Reunion Island’s Creole (language) vs French Guyana’s Creole ; Louisiana’s Cajun food vs Martinique’s food ; Brazilian capoeira vs Guadeloupe’s Gwoka traditional martial art and dance…

This year’s three main features are :

- the stage of Creole artists, this includes live music with “the Father of Zouk-R&B” Jean-Michel Rotin (Guadeloupe), comedian Stanley Prosper (St-Lucian), emerging Creole UK/France talents Musikalistik, Soca-Zouk with Everis Pellius (St-Lucia/UK) and traditional music/dance groups such as Jenn Ki Ka and Koulé Kreol (France) as well as Zil’O Ka and Quadrille groups (UK). Further entertainment, includes a Double Dutch performance to introduce the audience with this sport that favours inclusions (social, gender & cultural) as well as exchanges between various federations across the world ;

- the indoors market where businesses, artists (painters) & organisations from Creole communities will present their products and services ;

- the Creole conference with the opportunity to meet Creole historians & writers.

This is a special day of discovery, education and entertainment for the whole family with bi-lingual activities in English and Creole (French based Creole).

Most importantly, the Creole Day will be the opportunity for MBMB to launch an appeal to support thousands of Haitian people forced to flee their homes after a series of tropical storms, Hanna & Ike, left Haiti in vital need of emergency aid. One of the most impoverished nation of the Creole world – scarce resources and very low standard of living – Haiti has yet to face this latest catastrophe where at least 650, 000 people have been affected and lives remain at risk from flooding and mud slides.

MBMB will contribute to Haiti relief effort by making a £1 donation on each Creole Day entrance ticket. Further an auction will be organised during the event & all auction money will be donated to the “God’s Chosen Ones Ministries “(GCOM), a Haitian run religious organisation focussing on deprived children. GCOM representative will hold a stall in order to collect various donations made on the day.

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