Guyana Folk Festival


24 Sep: Maypole Plaiting – Have You Ever Danced the Dance?

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of watching the young women of St. Albans Episcopal Church perform the Maypole dance at the annual Guyana Folk Festival held in Brooklyn, NY.   I remember doing this as a little girl growing up in Guyana dressed up in frilly dresses and socks with colorful hair bows, as we danced and weaved the ribbons to the sound of music. Watching this recreated many, many years later brought back sweet memories. A maypole is a tall…


07 Sep: GGR Booth at Guyana Folk Festival 2015

Nothing says Summer in New York like an outdoor festival and yesterday the Cultural Association of New York Inc. held its annual Folk Festival & Family Fun Day at the Old Boys High School Grounds, Brooklyn, New York. Guyanese Girls Rock was happy to be a part of the festivities that included singing, dancing and musical performances.  Proceeds from the sale of merchandise  from the GGR booth will go toward the Guyanese Girls Rock Technology Scholarship Fund.