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Cultural Immersion in Dominica

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British and French colonizers' traditions mingle with Amerindian (Kalinago) and Caribbean/West African ones. The result: tight-knit communities of fiercely independent people and predominantly French Creole customs. Highlights include Carnival, folk-medicines, and cadence-lypso (a mix of calypso and modern Haitian méringue), along with a vibrant art and artisan scene.
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Jimmit, Mahaut, Dominica
The country's most established contemporary artist, Earl Darius Etienne produces social realist paintings, often made with smoke and soot. Check out these masterpieces at various island galleries, including his own Art Asylum. He also painted the...
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Roseau, Dominica
Traditionally, Dominicans spruce up their homes before the winter holidays. Overseas friends and relatives help by mailing treasure troves of supplies, clothing, and durable food in reusable plastic barrels, which can hold up to 800lbs (363kg)....
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Giraudel, Dominica
Daria and Michael Eugene of Experiences Caribbean open their home kitchen for lessons on island cuisine. They not only make specialties like Creole fish, and rice and pigeon peas in coconut milk, but they share "bush medicine" remedies. Each...
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Bellevue Chopin, Dominica
Bellevue Chopin, a small community high in Dominica's southern hills, hosts one- and three-day agritourism visits to organic growers. Once home to maroons (escaped slaves), the area went through a period of vast estates that grew citrus, cocoa,...
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Dominica
Plunge into the island's past with Dominica's historian of record, an anthropologist with a P.h.D. from Oxford University in England. A charismatic, powerhouse lecturer and tour leader, Lennox Honychurch spearheaded the restoration of Fort...
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Unnamed Road,, Castle Bruce, Dominica
Just south of the Kalinago Territory, this rustic hilltop bar overlooks Castle Bruce Beach. Dig into Creole specialties like callaloo soup, fried plantains, and grilled chicken, all washed down with infused "bush rums." Hand-lettered labels reveal...
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Dominica
This Amerindian interpretive center offers a glimpse into the past of the island's first people. Its model village includes ajoupas (huts), a large thatched karbet (meeting space), and a canoe-carving area, as well as the Isulukati Waterfall pool,...
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Canefield, Dominica
The island's first sugarcane mill and rum distillery has found fresh life honoring Dominica's heritage. It now houses historical displays, art exhibits, a folk research library, a sculpture workshop, and a dance studio. Open on weekdays, it's free...
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Dominica
The warm, welcoming weather makes the Caribbean's Nature Island perfect for eating al fresco. Grab supplies at Sukie's, a bakery and business empire that started with a young boy delivering bread on a bicycle (now enshrined on the roof of its...
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Roseau, Dominica
Creole Heritage Month (October) finishes strong with this three-day bash, which bounces from African soukous to zydeco. The fast jump-up beats of zouk (from neighboring Martinique)feature here, along with Dominica's own cadence-lypso. Expect big...