Took a trip to Gales Point Yesterday in the hope of hearing some good drumming and experiencing a traditional Creole Christmas Bram. I was not disappointed. It was a great day filled with the spirit of community. The drumming started at one end (pine ridge) of the village in the early afternoon at this home.
Then we headed down the road.
To the next house.
And out came the fork and coconut grater.
Followed by the pig tail bucket.
Followed by the Fanta bottle.
And at each stop the villagers brought out and shared Christmas cake, home made rum popo and rum.
A few more songs and off to the next house. The crowd got larger and larger.
Finally ending with the sambai as the darkness of the night drew in.
We left at 7pm and the party was rocking and I can only imagine would go on well into the night. It was a great day and could well become an annual tradition for my family. Will plan for an over night next year.