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A Culinary Celebration: GGRF at the 2023 Guyana Folk Festival Symposium

Honoring CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary with a Feast of Flavors

This Sunday, the Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation (GGRF) family came together to celebrate a very special occasion – the golden 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The 2023 Guyana Folk Festival Symposium was a vibrant celebration of our heritage, showcasing the rich tapestry of African and Caribbean cuisines.

🍲 A Taste of Tradition

The highlight of the symposium was the session “Exploring the Foodways that Connect Us,” presented by our esteemed board member and cultural committee chair, Juneann George. This culinary showcase was a journey through the flavors and traditions that define African and Caribbean cuisines. From savory stews to sweet treats, every dish was a delightful exploration of our shared heritage.

🌟 Celebrating Our Roots Through Food

Our traditional cuisine is a testament to the diversity and richness of our culture. Each recipe, each ingredient, carries a story of our ancestors, a piece of our history. This event was a reminder that our food is much more than sustenance; it is a celebration of our identity and a deep connection to our roots. It was a joy to see attendees revel in the flavors that define our community, creating a sense of unity and belonging.

🙏 Heartfelt Gratitude

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Guyana Cultural Association for hosting such a wonderful event. Their efforts in bringing together the community to celebrate our culture and heritage are truly commendable. Their dedication to preserving and promoting our traditions is a cornerstone of our community’s strength and unity.

💜 A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

A special shoutout to Metem Couscous for generously sponsoring the delicious food for this celebration. Their support played a pivotal role in bringing this event to life, allowing us to share our culinary heritage with everyone in attendance. Their contribution to our celebration of CARICOM’s 50th anniversary was invaluable.

🎉 Happy Anniversary, CARICOM!

As we commemorate this significant milestone, we reflect on the journey of our community and the bonds that hold us together. Events like the Guyana Folk Festival Symposium are crucial in keeping our culture alive and thriving.


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