A Celebration of Life – Food-Fashion-Music-Culture!

After a record turnout in 2020 with the very first virtual Spice Island Cultural Festival, the Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec (SICDAQ) is pleased to announce that it will bring back the Montreal-based festival as an online live-streaming event again this summer.

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 3pm to 7pm, the SICDAQ organization will host on YouTube and via our Facebook page a diverse, entertaining and informative virtual festival to fill the social void left by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Unfortunately, we are not quite over with the pandemic but, again this year, we have decided that it is out of the question for our precious community go one year without our annual celebration of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique,” said SICDAQ vice-president and spokesperson Gemma Raeburn-Baynes. “2022 will be back in person but for now, we will all lime together in our living rooms, and everyone is coming to the party!”

Marvelous chefs will tantalize your taste buds all throughout the festival, including Chef Leo Charles of Greenz Restaurant (Montreal), Chef Lennox Antoine of Island Flava (Ottawa), Chef Brian Benjamin of BB’s Crab Back (Grenada), Tiger Jones, The Oil Down King of Grenada, and the Riverside cook Brandon Blazzer Joseph (Grenada). From Grenada’s national dish Oil Down to a Callaloo soup, dreaming of the Spice Island will be easier than ever with this year’s festival!

Not to be missed are several spectacular fashion shows with well-known Grenadian designers exposing their creations on beautiful and talented models. Watch out as fashion designers Tricia Grant Lewis, Kim Francis, Dali Belle Rose, Aniona Hamid, all coming out of Grenada, along with Milly Lawrence Tamsott of Hot Needle Designs and Angella Alexis of Mad Fashions, of Toronto and Montreal respectively, and fashion icon Fe Noel of New York, will use the Spice Island as a backdrop for their ready-to-wear to couture shows.

The 2020 edition of Spice Island Cultural Day received praise from Grenadian communities around the world, including personal greetings from Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Legendary Calypsonian, The Mighty Sparrow, celebrating his 86th Birthday, will be interviewed by the President of the Association, Byron Cameron, aka “Doggies”, Montreal’s legend Calypso Monarch and Singer V’ghn will tell us what makes him the person he is today.

The Beast, King Scholar and Squeezie, will join the festival, performing their greatest hits backed by The Royal Grenada Police Force Band. Other top Grenadian artists: Mexy D Messenger, and 13 year old Elliya Young, both directly out of the Spice, along with KennyC, Doggies, Jenny & Jenna Noel, Eddie Bullen, West-Can Youth Drummers and many more from North America will entertain you and get you up on your feet enjoying the rhythms of calypso, soca and the groovy sounds of the Spice Island.

Grenada’s culture will be front and center with The Capitol Drummers and Dancers and The Carriacou Train String Band performing at their best.

Great music fashion, food and pure Grenadian culture are promised at the 4th annual Spice Island Cultural Festival, with its theme “A Celebration of Life – Food-Fashion-Music-Culture”.

Feel the rhythm of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique without leaving your living room!

July 10, 2021 from 3:00pm


Spice Island Cultural Festival Montreal YouTube channel

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