Dem Village Presents: Culture Fest - Queh Queh/Swari Night
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About The Event
Welcome to Dem Village’s Culture Fest!!
Dem Village is committed to preserving and promoting the characteristics and knowledge of Guyana’s rich culture. In an ever-changing and interconnected world, we will strive to respect and preserve our traditions and embrace our future in an open and inclusive manner. Culture Fest serves as the medium through which we invite our Guyanese villages and all other communities to join in this commitment. Through events like Queh Queh Night, Swari Night and Masquerade Dance Parade, participants and visitors alike will experience notable aspects of the Guyanese culture. Help us to preserve our culture and pass the baton to the next generation.
Queh Queh is a rich Guyanese pre-marital celebration that originated in Africa. It consists of families and friends gathering and partaking in song, dance, ritual, and other traditions in honor of the couple before the wedding.
Join our Virtual Events to learn more and have some fun.
Session 1 (June 5, 2020)
Introduction and History
The historical origins of Queh Queh, its adoption, and its evolution over the years, including the traditional Queh Queh and the adoption of this tradition under different circumstances.
Songs and Dance
Sing along and explanation
Dance demonstration and tutorial (Queh Queh / Anta Banta/Comfah)
Queh Queh Memories and musical interlude
Pictorial show and musical interlude (Queh Queh celebrations from around the world).
The Gathering: The Beginning
Greetings and meeting of the families
Queh Queh Roast: Comedy and Queh Queh Songs
Queh Queh jokes and Song Call-outs (sing your favorite)
Dance with the Live Queh Queh Band
Help us to preserve our culture and pass the baton to the next generation. Please share.
Important Announcement: Connectivity
Connectivity to the program starts at 7:45 pm. New users of Zoom should go to www.zoom.com and download the app of the device (computer, tablet, or cell phone) you will be using.
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