Wild Indians of the Dominican Republic
Recognised by UNESCO in November 2005 as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, we are working to bring this group to the UK.
The Christmas masquerade traditions of St Kitts and Nevis were brought to the Dominican Republic by migrant workers over 100 years ago. The tradition is upheld by members of the community young and old, male and female. They have thrilled audiences in France, Venezuela and America with their spectacular performances.
The dance movements are commanding, proud and vibrant. The theatre is captivating and irrepressible, driven by an awesome quartet of Bass Drum, Triangle, Snare Drum and Fife. Find out more…
Britain, Africa and the Caribbean Folk Connection
The arrival of Los Guloyas in the UK is a unique opportunity to tell the story of a British folk tradition’s resonance with Caribbean communities of African descent; living history as a model for building bridges between communities, beyond simplistic and divisive views of history as black and white.
This Summer we will be able to tell the story of African and European elements brought together at a grassroots level. A story of culture transcending racial, social and geographical boundaries. Find out more…