Sunday, July 1, 2012

Flashin' the Fenix in Guinda

Flash the Fenix! Ms. Olivia and Gyrlande at the Chedepo-Grebo Cultural Festival. This is a large extended family from Liberia that fled the war-torn country about 7 years ago and settled on a farm in Guinda, CA. We zipped up there on the fly to check it out. They performed traditional dances, singing, and drumming. It was kind of like being in Africa for a little bit! The food was very good, too.....I liked something called "Palm Butter" over my short-grain white rice....yum!

I don't know the significance of it, but in this dance each woman would try her best to sprinkle each man with what looked like talcum powder.

1 comment:

  1. Nice. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience here. It tells about the different culture. It is good to know about others culture. It is very interesting and excited to watch it. We should keep in mind that we need to respect every culture and join them. Its great to be part in the celebration.I am writer working at best essay writing service for the past 7 years