First Kweyol Choral Speech Competition slated for October 28

dno news 1The Konmite pou Etid Kweyol (KEK) and the Cultural Division are hosting the first-ever Kweyol Choral Speech Competition for Secondary Schools on Tuesday October 28, 2014 at the Arawak House of Culture.

Seven secondary schools are down to take part.

The Konmite pou Etid Kweyol has been exploring ways to promote the use of Kweyol among the youth. In this regard, a Kweyol Spelling Bee Competition was organized targeting Primary Schools. It was felt however that there needs to be an initiative targeting secondary schools. Hence the idea of the Secondary Schools Kweyol Choral Speech Competition was proposed.

The phenomenon of choral speech has become popular among secondary schools around the island in recent years. Choral Speech is the reciting of a text, poem or prose by a group of people.

First Domestic Insurance Company Limited which is currently celebrating its 21st anniversary is one of the main sponsors of the competition. DBS Radio and Kairi FM, which are also sponsoring the competition, will broadcast the proceedings live. The competition begins at 10.00 a.m. and coincides with the 31st anniversary of International Creole Day, October 28.

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  1. Madonna
    October 20, 2019

    I am interested in learning more about the research launched. I am a Dominican citizen by birth. And was reared in Dominica. Kwéyòl is my life. My biggest concerns after my great grand father passed, (he was the chief education officer on the island while I grew up) was that our culture and heritage that he worked so hard to help the prime minister preserve may be lost. Please email I come home each year to tend to my home and family. And I love that the people I have grown up around they keep the traditions and culture alive. I look forward to seeing our people progress and still preserve themselves and their lands

  2. October 26, 2014

    Kweole debate between he & him lol!
    Tillie & iak.
    Look trouble in the Arawark house of culture

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