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All roads lead to the breathtaking island of Dominica in the Lesser Antilles for the first unique cultural extravaganza that will bring together neighboring island Martinique, for seven days of art, music, a costume exhibition, folklore, dance and an international night, set to take place from Oct. 22 to 28.

Martinique producer, Romeo Sae of Dominika Unlimited is excited to present “Belya Karibyann” under the theme - Divided By Water Together By Culture – in the “Dominika UNLtd City Yard,” downtown Dominica, where the center piece is a 100-year-old mango tree.

Some of the entertainers will include Karina Cultural Group, Bamda De Quatro and Grupo de Baile from Venezuela, the Rara Music Band, and Caribbean traditional Singing Ladies from Dominica, and Martinique & Ayti.

The jubilee will also pay tribute to the first inhabitants with a costume and Creole night, costume competition, drumming, singing and open stage dancing.

Sae explained this first presentation is aimed at fostering togetherness among the Caribbean countries in the region. Dominica wanted to highlight its rich cultural heritage, but I wanted to create a cultural bond within the region.

“I do believe that being together in culture, we would get to know each other better and love and respect each other as one in the world.

Sae expressed his thanks to Raymond Laurence and Gregory Rabess of the Department of Culture, Cecil Joseph, mayor of Roseau, Tribute to Haity, 1st Caribbean and Black Republic - “Koumbit Tanbou An Laria.”

For more information, contact Romeo Sae at or

Updated 8:46 pm, October 9, 2012:
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