Fi Wi Sinting Festival



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Country and Region JamaicaPortland
Type of Festival Drama, Music
Location of Festival Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland, Jamiaca
Festival Contact Information

Email: info@fiwisinting.com

Festival Description

The festival that celebrates African culture with music, poetry, storytelling, drumming, an African marketplace, Ancestral raft, natural foods and juices. The Festival began in 1991 as a fundraiser for the Content Model School located in deep rural Portland in the tiny community of Content which was without running water or electricity. The Festival created a venue to showcase the students’ talent—Fi Wi Sinting provided that and became an annual event which provided desperately needed funding for the school. The community benefited greatly as they were able to set up booths, earning from selling refreshments and fruits. At first it was mostly community members, those from adjoining districts and the attendance of specially invited guests. As word got out, people from all corners of Jamaica, braved the almost impassable Content road and the climb up the steep hillside to celebrate the African heritage in our culture. Increasingly tourists started attending, fascinated by the opportunity to see and participate in our culture. 2010 marked the 20th anniversary of Fi Wi Sinting.

Festival Dates February 16, 2014
Festival Links

http://www.fiwisinting.com/

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Practical Info:

Venue:
  • Somerset Falls River Park
    Hope Bay, Portland
  • Hours
    10:00am-8:00pm

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