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Carriacou prepares to party

In the past, street activities known
as Maroons, were held on Carriacou, the sister island of the Caribbean
nation of Grenada, to celebrate bountiful harvests and to ask for prosperous
planting seasons.  Today, the fourth annual Carriacou Maroon Music Festival,
which is slated for the weekend of April 30th - May 2nd, 2004, is a tribute
to the past that celebrates life, music and dance.
The three-day festival will be held at the Heritage Village in historic
Belair Park, which is a lush plateau located at 800 feet above sea level and
is known as a centuries-old traditional meeting place for islanders.

authentic festival Village features a maroon center set-up and a special
stage for cultural presentations.