La­borie to host Jounen Kwéyòl

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The com­mu­nity of La­borie will this year host its 5th edi­tion of Jounen Kwéyòl un­der the theme “Wéfléchi, Sélébwé èk An­mizé”. This theme em­bod­ies the con­tri­bu­tions of gen­er­a­tions of La­bo­ri­ans to the so­cial, eco­nomic and cul­tural evo­lu­tion of the com­mu­nity.

Jounen Kwéyòl Labowi 2015 was launched as part of Fèsten Labowi on Fri­day 25th Septem­ber, 2015 at the La­borie Vil­lage Square. The launch took the form of a cul­tural pre­sen­ta­tion by the La­borie La Ma­guerite So­ci­ety and the Au Leon La Rose So­ci­ety dubbed Konba sé flè-a, fol­lowed by a per­for­mance by the Cre­ole Mu­sic Band Avòt Sèvis of Belle Vue, Vieux Fort.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties to look for­ward to are Ma­wonn Bòd Lanmè, a beach party with drum­ming, cre­ole food and games on Mon­day 5th Oc­to­ber at the Rudy John Beach Park; an In­dian cul­tural pre­sen­ta­tion or­gan­ised by the Augier Com­bined School on Sun­day 18th Oc­to­ber; Tèt-a-Tèt, a com­mu­nity dis­cus­sion in­volv­ing re­flec­tions on the so­cial, eco­nomic and cul­tural evo­lu­tion of La­borie; an Evening of Cre­ole Jazz at the La­borie Parish Hall on Thurs­day 22nd Oc­to­ber from 7:30pm; and a Jazz in the South & MU­SICBOX pre­sen­ta­tion sup­ported by Al­liance Française fea­tur­ing the Group “Alibi” from Saint Lu­cia and “The Jocelyn Mé­nard Quar­tet” from Guade­loupe.

Gwan Fèt Jounen Kwéyòl takes place on Sun­day 25th Oc­to­ber, 2015 and com­mences with break­fast in the vil­lage from 7am and a 9am mass at the Church of the Pu­rifi­ca­tion in La­borie. There will then be an Hon­our­ing Cer­e­mony for La­bo­ri­ans who have con­trib­uted to mu­sic, cul­ture and artis­tic ex­pres­sion in La­borie.

The cel­e­bra­tions will cul­mi­nate with a Grand Kwéyòl Fair de­pict­ing var­i­ous forms of cui­sine and cul­tural and artis­tic ex­pres­sions.

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