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The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) approves funding for the promotion of Saint Lucia’s Creole Heritage

The office of the National Correspondent for the Francophonie is delighted to present US$ 6,000.00 to Chanté Kwéyòl to fund a series of activities (Kwéyòl Writing Workshop, Kwéyòl Music Workshop and National Kwéyòl Song Festival) marking Saint Lucia’s celebration of Creole Heritage Month.

Funding for these activities has been secured from the OIF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and, is in keeping with the efforts of the National Correspondent for the Francophonie “at proclaiming Saint Lucia’s rich creole heritage and exploring the significant role that our cultural heritage plays in the development of our people”.

This collaboration between Chanté Kwéyòl and the OIF will “assist in the sensitisation and promotion of Saint Lucia’s Creole Culture by shining the spotlight on artists and cultural professionals and showcasing the essential role they play in the Saint Lucian society”. It is also aimed at assisting in efforts at celebrating Saint Lucian talents and developing mechanism to help artists overcome the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic”.

On this annual commemoration of Saint Lucia’s Creole Heritage Month, the office of the National Correspondent for the Francophonie, Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO invites “all Saint Lucians to join us in celebrating the expression of our indigenous creole language and the richness and diversity of Saint Lucia’s cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage”.

Annou manjé, dansé, chanté Kwéyòl Sent Lisi.

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