2014 Participating Bands
- Bayside Boys-Carriacou
- Central Serenaders-Carriacou
- Junior Shakespeareans-Carriacou
- L'Esterre Junior Quadrille-Carriacou
- Killa B-Carriacou
- Short Pree-Carriacou
- Petite Martinique Choir
- Conception Dance Theatre-Grenada
- Grenada School of Dance
- Privilege Theatre-Grenada
- Heat Wave-Grenada
- Tivoli Drummers-Grenada
- Ole Time Jammers-Tobago
- Capleton & Prophecy band-Jamaica
2014 Carriacou Maroon Music Festival
Meeting world class standards, the 2014 Carriacou Maroon Music Festival is the event for those persons who wish for an experience with a difference. The Festival merged the maroon celebration and string band music into one setting with one spirit as one united island. Its African origins were depicted through the drumming, singing, smoked food and other rituals practiced by the local people. It epitomizes food, music and culture by bringing people together. As we say, once you have experienced the Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival, your life will never be the same!
On Friday 25th, at 6:00 am you will experience a genuine maroon in its natural, home setting. Experience the morning rituals of blowing the shell, wetting the ground and the cooking of smoked foods. From 4:00 pm-6:00 pm you will eat and share the ancestral smoked food after which there will be a flambeau parade and dancing of smoked food in the ring, this will be followed by drumming and singing. Remember, the 'maroon' has communal and spiritual features all steeped in rich African traditions. To end the night, everyone will head to the Coconut Bar in Hillsborough for the welcome party at 11pm..
At 10am everyone will meet on Main Street, in the town of Hillsborough for 'Strings in the City' where various groups perform with string band instruments. Later on that night, the festival stage will come alive at the historical and charming Heritage Village, Belair Park; home of Carriacou's social and cultural activities. The program consists of two parts: firstly, presentations of big drum nation dance, quadrille dances, Shakespeare Mas and other cultural art forms by both local and regional groups. Secondly, there will bea concert featuring regional artistes.
An entire evening of pure, untamed and pulsating music; the setting is the magical Paradise Beach with the perfect natural backdrop of Sandy and Mabouya Islands. Just imagine it! The day's special will consists of a varied menu of tasty seafood! Performances are scheduled to begin at 4pm and will feature quadrille, big drum, steel pan, and different genres of music