Festival Village Opening Hours 2016

The stage is for all the vibrant music the Pure Grenada Music Festival is featuring during the 6 days. The Festival Village is for so many other joys of life. Every day the gates of the festival village open 2 hours prior to the concert for you to lime, to meet with friends, to drink and dine, to indulge in the unique ambience of Grenadas most spectacular venue. You choose between all sorts of drinks, cocktails, wine and beer. Our food vendors are offering you a whole range of different dishes, from lambie water to sushi, from BBQ to rôti, from Oil down to grilled lobster.

Take a stroll around and find something to buy from all the craft and art vendors, the best Grenada has to offer, something to help you to remember the inaugural edition of the Pure Grenada Music Festival. You will be surprised how skilled Grenadians are in up-cycling everything what otherwise would end up on the dump. There are so many going green practices to discover. We want to suprise you, to make you gasp in wonder.

The art installation Disposable Permanence by Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe is a centerpiece of the Festival Village, a mixed-media installation project made primarily from bamboo, discarded plastic waste, LED lights and old bicycles. You can walk around these bamboo forms and interact with the installation by pedaling on bicycles, generating sustainable energy, to lighting the volcanic forest (and charge phone). Disposable Permanence expresses the spirit of the Green Charter of the Pure Grenada Music Festival, which recognizes that sustainable resolutions to environmental issues can be produced through culture.

Festival Village Workshops and Activities 10am to 3pm

All taking place at Port Louis ‘Festival Village’and designed to showcase and teach different aspects of Grenada heritage and put a spotlight on culture and the performing arts

  • Grenadian art and craft: (using local material)
  • Going green – Up-cycling (using discarded products to produce high-end items)
  • Maypole dancing and traditional ring games
  • Making and playing indigenous musical instruments:
    Tamboo bamboo, conch shell and goat-skin drums, coco lute
  • Meet the artist - The opportunity for young musicians and entertainers to learn from and interact with local and international artists

The Vendor’s Market

Over twenty (20) Grenadian vendors would have locally made items on display and available for sale.

Group discussions & Guided tours of historic St. George

Rediscover the city of St. George, its history and beauty and embark on a captivating journey through Grenada’s history told through the lives and stories of our elders.

Fort George

Topic:’ Grenada’s Political History’   

(9:00 am - 9:45 am) & repeated from

(10:00 am - 10:45 am)

(11:00 am - 11:45 am)

The old Islander Hotel Grounds (overlooking Port Louis)

Topic: ‘Our Grandparents lifestyles’… Recording the stories of our seniors

(9:00 am - 9:45 am) & repeated from

(10:00 am - 10:45 am)

(11:00 am - 11:45 am)

The Botanical Gardens

Topic: Grenada’s indigenous culture

(9:00 am - 9:45 am) & repeated from

(10:00 am - 10:45 am)

(11:00 am - 11:45 am)

Following the sessions all are invited to visit the ‘Festival Village’ at Port Louis    

Grenadians ROC (Reviving Our Culture) Concerts

An immersion into indigenous Grenadian culture through music, dance, mas, art and craft, drama and storytelling. Three 45 minutes concerts daily on Wednesday and Thursday, featuring emerging young talents, school choirs and Grenadian elders all telling the story of Grenadian life - the market scene, village bacchanal and our Grenadian praise through patriotic and folk songs, our dances and folk tale. Other attractions - workshops on making and playing traditional musical instruments, dancing the maypole, sunset musical jam sessions, the opportunity to interact with local and international artiste as well as the rediscovery of the city of St. George, its history and beauty and the chance to embark on a captivating journey through Grenada’s history through the lives and stories of our elders.

Wednesday 6th April

12:30 – 1:15 pm

“Market day in the town today”

Featuring live performances by Hermitage Government school, “Cultural Keepers “from the St. David’s Catholic Secondary, Holy Cross RC, St. Michael’s RC and Rainbow Academy. Enjoy folk songs, maypole dances, ring games and much more.

3:00 – 3:45 pm

“Alley cai mamau ooh chez”

Learn & enjoy heel & toe dances and a magnificent parade of traditional Masqueraders to music of traditional percussion instruments. Folk songs and dances by St. David’s Secondary.

6:00 – 6:45 pm

“Sammy dead”

Folk Songs by “Gifted” -A Choir from St. David’s highlighting the many faces of ‘Village Life’.

Bele dancing & Stick Fighting, a Sunset musical Jam session- “Bridging the gap

Thursday 7th April

12:30 – 1:15 pm

“A Taste of Grenada”

Performances by Grand Roy Gov’t school and students from the St. David’s performing Arts Program. showcasing ring games, traditional masqueraders, Lancers and young panists. Musical jam session with traditional and non-traditional percussion instruments.

3:00 – 3:45 pm

“The Journey”

Featuring Beacon High School & Cultural Keepers from St. David’s Catholic Secondary School performing nation dancers, East Indian dancers, Negro spirituals and a musical jam session with traditional and non-traditional instruments.

6:00 – 6:45 pm

“Grenada, my beautiful island”

Live performances by Presentation Brothers College (PBC) School Choir.

Cultural performances include Lancers, Bèlè & Stick fighting, Limbo and Fire eating

About

We are musicians and lovers of music, believers in the power of art and expression. The beautiful island of Grenada is our home.

Music and Beyond

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For general information about the Pure Grenada Music Festival, including registration, please contact us at:
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 Petite Calivigny Bay, P.O. Box 8001, St George’s