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CARRIACOU - country boys


Country Boys


Country Boys is an eight member band based in Carriacou. Anslem James is the leader of the group. It is an acoustic band with guitar, banjo, cuatro, mandolin and bass and the rhythm section comprises a drum machine, cowbell and congo drums. They play a variety of music with different styling.


The band was formed twelve years ago when the members started as a parang band with participation in the local parang festival. The band ceased it's participation in the competition about eight years ago.

In 2001 they resurrected themselves as an entertainment group and quickly found out that their music was widely appreciated, that served as the incentive to keep going.

The band has toured two Caribbean islands, Barbados and Trinidad sponsored by the ministry of tourism.

The last trip abroad was to the United Kingdom in June- July of this year where they performed in London and Huddersfield.

Below is information about the beautiful island of Carriacou.

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The largest island at the end of the Grenadines chain, best known for the thriving boat building trade established in the early 19th century.


The island was named 'land of reefs' by the Caribs, originally spelt Kayryouacou in the seventeenth century.
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The French were the first Europeans to settle and were soon joined by English and Scottish settlers. A proud and independent people, some of Scottish descent mixed with African. They are a beautiful, friendly people with diverse cultural roots.

 

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Festivals and music are vital to these vibrant folk and the big Drum Dance is an African tradition originally performed on special occasions.
The English custom of dancing the Maypole still plays a part on May Day celebrations.
European dances such as the Quadrille are popular in Carriacou. At the end of the Quadrille a bouquet is thrown in the air. Whoever catches the flowers has to host the next dance!
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Hillsborough's four day Regatta is held during the first week of August. Hillsborough's four day Sailing Regatta is held during the first week of August. It is much more than a sailing regatta and visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the water and land based sports, street parties, cultural events and calypso.
The Parang Festival is held just before Christmas and is a great excuse for dancing in the street, eating great food and meeting wonderful, friendly people.
As you visit the many places of interest you will be amazed by the natural beauty and tranquillity of this Caribbean paradise. Carriacou watersports holidays Carriacou sailing catamaran Grenadines cruising Carriacou diving  Carriacou ecotourism holidays Carriacou hiking in Mabouya birdwatching
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Enjoy a stroll along the county lanes or be envigorated with a strenuous hike up into the hills. Carriacou is an island where it is still safe to walk into these lovely hills


and enjoy magnificent views of the bay
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and outlying tiny islands or take a trip accross the bay to Mabouya Island a hiking paradise.



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to one of the nearby Grenadine islands or
scuba dive in clean, clear protected marine park waters
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Carriacou has something for everyone, from sports to leisure

Carriacou Cricket holidays


Cricket tour packages are customized to suit your needs and are available in a wide range of disciplines, year round. As a result all associated tour costs vary with the type of sport, number of fixtures required, numbers traveling and proposed travel dates.
Due to special arrangements with local suppliers, we are able to offer discounted rates or special concessions to touring teams for popular interest trips and excursions which are only available when booked through Caribzones Tours.

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