Fi Wi Sinting Foundation Welcome to the
2015 Cancelled Portland, Jamaica
We regret to announce the cancellation of the annual staging of Fi Wi Sinting, the only festival of its kind celebrating traditional African heritage in Jamaican.

 

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Annual Festival About the

Mento

Traditional Jamaican
Folk Music

Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced ska and reggae music. It has its roots in calypso and draws on musical traditions brought over by African slaves.

Nyabingi

Traditional Rastafarian
Spiritual Drumming

Nyabingi is that combination of inherited traditions and conscious rediscovery of lost African traditions. Nyabinghi rhythms were largely a creation of Count Ossie, who incorporated influences from traditional Jamaican Kumina drumming.

Kumina

Congolese
Religion & Dance

Kumina is a cultural form indigenous to the people of the eastern parish of St Thomas, Jamaica who have retained the drumming and dancing of the Akan people of Congo.

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Jonkanoo

(John Canoe)
Traditional Jamaican Dance

Jonkanoo is a Jamaican traditional dance believed to be of West African origin, performed mainly at Christmas time. It usually consists of a band consisting of fife, drums, and a coconut grater used as a scraper.

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Festival 2013

Fi Wi Sinting is where Jamaicans from all walks of life meet , greet and mingle with visitors/tourists in a family setting while indulging in Fi Wi Sinting the Jamaican phrase meaning” It is ours”.

Dine on traditional food such as dukonoo brought from Ghana, sweet potato puddings, fried fish and bammy or vegetarian from raw to ital.

The spoken word is expressed through ourstories of that cunning spider Ananse also from West Africa as told by story teller extraordinaire Amina Blackwood Meeks along with resident poets Royal African Soldiers and their friends and in an open mike segment where participants are free to express themselves. Each year there is a main attraction and we close by paying homage to our dear beloved ancestors.

The 23rd staging of Fi Wi Sinting a celebration of Jamaica’s African heritage will be held on Sunday February 17, 2012 at Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland from 10AM-7PM. Admission J$800, Children J$300 and Students with ID $500.

Contact us for discounts on group bookings or buy tickets online now.

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Location:

Sommerset Falls
Recreation Center
Hope Bay, Port Antonio
Jamaica, WI
Phone: 876.913.0046

Somerset Falls world known for its lush vegetation, exotic flora, ambiance, tranquility and cascading waterfalls is transformed into a huge market place representative of African Jamaican culture. Spanish settlers occupied this property over 400 years ago and many of the original aqueducts and dams built by them are still visible today. The breath-taking waterfall is hidden in the rainforest, where the Daniels River plunges down a narrow gorge.  Map & Directions.

Festival

The 23rd staging of Fi Wi Sinting festival will be held on Sunday February 17, 2013 at Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland from 10AM-7PM. Admission J$800, Children J$200 and Students $500 with ID. Contact us for more information, enquire about group bookings here or buy tickets online now.