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.

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