Xaibe village R.C. school presents to you: Bringing Back Culture Life; Culture presentation
On February 17, 2017 The R.C. School from Xaibe village, Corozal, District held its annual Cultural Business EXPO 2017. The Theme for the event was "Bringing Back The Culture's Life". The school did an excellent job showcasing their presentation about the culture of Belize. All classes From Beginner's to standard 6 did a cultural show about their theme presentation. Even one of the Pre-school from Xaibe village was at the event. The booths that I saw where: Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, East Indians, Ketchi maya, Preschool Yucatec Maya, Smart, Belizebank, Youth Cadet Police booth, BIC, Magil's Mexican Products where the main attraction at the event. And, all the booths I saw had their display about their clothing about which culture they where presenting. When I finished taking picture's, the host stopped playing music and announced that the Opening Ceremony will commenced. Anxiously, waiting for the opening ceremony the event began at 11A.M... First was the Belize national Anthem was Sang, Prayer, Vice Principal, Invited guests, took the stage to open the ceremony. Then, at 2pm children from Beginner's to standard 6 presented their cultural theme about their THEME CULTURE. They all came presenting about Andy Palacio, Garifuna, Creole, Mestizo, Belly dance, and more. It was fun watching this event for the first. What a fun day to witness this excellent Cultural event. What I really liked about this Cultural Business Expo was the information I was feedback with our Culture we have in Belize. And, many are taking it as an advantage. we do really need to promote our culture. Thanks to this event I learnt a lot of history about Belize.
Origin of Creole
Where they came from?
Belizeans creoles, also known as kriols, are Creole descendants of Black African. They were brought to Belize and English and Scottish log cultures. They also came from Miskito from Nicaragua, Jamaica and other West Indians Mestizos and East Indians. Creoles are found predominantly in urban areas such as Belize City. Where they lived before? Many other groups in the United States, creole did not migrate from native country. They lived before in the west Indies and Latin America.
|Culture booth "CREOLE".|
|Information booth about how the creoles came to Belize.|
|Saint Francise Xavier Credit Unoin Booth.|
|School presenting their Garifuna Culture.|
They have a unique sound caused by beating the shells with drums stick in different areas giving it a different sound. These drums give the Garfiuna music even more harmonious. Garfuna drums are made by hollowing out solid trunks of hard wood such as Mahogany, may flower or cedar. Different size are available from: Smaller Diameter, produces high pitch sound and faster rhythm. Segund Drums are available from: Bigger Diameter, Produces Heavy bass and sound and bass drummer provides the beat. This instrument is usually to accompany the drums in the traditionally parada music. It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the fingers nails of the right strings. While fretting (or pressing against the frets) the strings with the fingers of the left hand.
|Garifuna also known as "Garinagu" booth. Also on display are the instruments they used to use. Up until today, they still use to showcase their musics.|
|East Indian culture Booth.|
|East Indian Culture booth.|
|East Indian booth.|
|East Indian Presentation booth.|
|Games where on display for kids.|
|More games where displayed at the event.|
|The Mestizo group booth displaying their culture booth.|
|Mestizo Booth displaying their booth.|
|Kechi maya cultural booth.|
|Kechi Maya booth.|
Indian classic dance, act originated in village of Corozal district, as a dance drama performance act, with its roots in the ancient Hindu sankrits text, it develops as a religious art line of temples and spiritual beliefs. Vocalist and musicians accompanied the artist, with the song recited in Telugu language, and tala and raga set to carnatic music. Typical music instrument in kuchipudi are cymbals, veena, flute and the tambura.
|Kechi maya booth.|
|Kechi Maya at the booth at the RC school grounds at Xaibe Village.|
|The Kechi booth culture booth presentation.|
Local government System
The community is governed by the "Acalde" system. Every three years an alcalde is elected in November. The alcalde is very important for community as he has to complete authority and a mandate to govern. His role is to ensure peace and harmony in the village. Health is the knowledge of the medicinal value of many plants in the region has been passed through generations. They still collect these plants and herbs to cure illness and maintain good health. Kecki food diet is corn and beans. A wide range of fruits such as banana, citrus and mangoes. Also, they eat vegetables are grown in the family milpas. The Kechi Maya morning and evening meals usually consist of of corn or flour tortillas and eggs beans with coffee. Preparation of corn known as POCH is made by leaving the mass to ferment. The massa is boiled like tamales and eaten with as a soup made from chicken.
|Boy posing for the picture as he dresses up for culture day.|
|Yucatec Maya preschool.|
|Yucatec Maya Preschool food presentation.|
|Yucatec boy dressed as mestizo.|
|Smart on the spot, giving promotion. Also, credit was available for double up. You could have came and trade your for a reasonable price.|
|Corozal Youth Cadet Corp.|
|BIC sold frozen coffee. They also had one dollars sale sweets, chocolates, mints, chewing gums and more.|
|Belizebank always promoting their business at the event.|
|Ms. Mestizo dressed with her presentation for her cultural booth.|
|Magil's products Co.|