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Musicians, Young and Old, Turn Out for St Cecilia’s Day

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Over the years, it has been ascertained that music, like food, song and festival are essential elements of Saint Lucian culture or ‘Lucianess’.  Many a Saint Lucian tradition is woven into rituals of church, primarily Roman Catholicism.  

Hence, it comes as no surprise that Saint Lucians observe a Feast of Musicians on November 22nd, the church assigned date to commemorate its Patron Saint of Musicians – Saint Cecilia.  Logically, the month of November has taken on similar significance as Music month.

The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) collaborates with musical groups to create a programme and stage a number of celebratory activities in celebration of the Feast of Saint Cecilia.

This year, the activities again took off from early into mid-morning, with complementary acts following later in the day. From alongside the Castries – Gros Islet highway, adjacent to Mega J, down to the Castries Market and on Chausee Rd., and other locations on island; groups of musicians and involving secondary school students turned out to tingle the musical appetites of the public and passersby with live and entertaining sounds.

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