Book, DVD of Dominica’s culture launched

The DVD and book
The DVD and book

A DVD and book highlighting aspects of Dominica’s culture have been launched.

Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence described the items as “useful.”

The DVD highlights some of the island’s traditional dances while the book contains a collection of photos shot in Dominica from the early 1900’s to the 1980’s.

“The DVD is meant to be enjoyed and at the same time is a very useful tool for groups and persons who want to learn the traditional dances of Dominica. It also serves as great promotion and preservation for Dominica’s traditional dances,” Lawrence said, during the launch of DOMFESTA on Wednesday.

book1The DVD features the Petite Savanne Cultural Group, Capuchin Cultural Group, Tradibelle, and the Portsmouth Jing Ping Band.

Lawrence noted that the folk dances are a vital and integral part of the heritage of Dominica and give meaning to everyday life.  The DVD is the latest in a series of documentation efforts by the Cultural Division and the National Cultural Committee to further preserve and promote the creole culture in Dominica.

The book, which is in its second volume, is called “Heritage Dominica.”

“Through the years the Cultural Division has been able to collect old photographs of Dominican life, people, buildings, streets and landscapes. The photographs in this book cover a time frame from around early 1900’s to the 1980’s,” Lawrence stated.

He pointed out further that the book will help in the essential compilation and documentation of some interesting aspects of Dominica’s history and allows easy access to interested persons to experience glimpses of the past.

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9 Comments

  1. Dominican Girl~~
    November 20, 2013

    maaaannn im on tht DVD< how do i purchase it?!! im not in Dominica and i want to teach the dance!! isn't there a website we can purchase them? If so can someone please provide the link?

  2. Krazy
    April 18, 2013

    i would defiantly be interested in the book.. a sight into the past history.

    am imagining the dvd has alot of boring dances and nothing much of the past people and sights

  3. natureislelover
    April 18, 2013

    Fantastic!….can it be purchased in the UK?
    or online – if so, can we have more details please.
    Natureislelover

  4. DA Man
    April 18, 2013

    DNO I am writing from the USA haw can we purchase a copy of this DVD or any other DVD/CD about DA

  5. B STRONG
    April 17, 2013

    Man this is a good move for thoes in the diaspora to teach their kids about their motherland and de culture.

  6. pato
    April 17, 2013

    I live outside Dominica, does anyone know how I can purchase it?

  7. Zor
    April 17, 2013

    So what i want to know is how is that the Paix-Bouche Cultural Group isn’t featured in the dvd!!!
    I find that well funny!

    • B STRONG
      April 17, 2013

      have you view the whole dvd yet?if then, and you are correct, there got to be another dvd,paix-bouche cultural group must represent.

    • Bawi Boy
      April 18, 2013

      I also share your concern.I thought the same thing once I saw the list.

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