Make your wedding celebration something to remember. The Fanoko Singers sing and play traditional Guyanese music that reminds people of where they come from on one of the most important days of their lives. Our African wedding music allows the Guyanese people in the Maplewood, New Jersey, area to feel their history in every beat.
Our Cultural Way to Celebrate
A traditional Guyanese wedding actually begins the night before the ceremony. A Queh Queh is when the bride's family gathers at her house to enjoy company and cooking. The groom does the same at his house. Later in the evening, the groom and his party go to the bride's house in search of her while they beat drums and sing.
As they walk down the street, the bride's family and friends form a barrier and guard the gate so that the groom cannot enter until he begs for her. Once the groom is allowed to enter, he must search the crowd for his love, who is in disguise. When she is found, she sits on a chair. A white cloth is placed over her head, and she is lifted by relatives while everyone celebrates and continues singing and dancing.