Wow, what a day. First and foremost we have to say thanks to all that turned out for Fi Wi Sinting 2014! Despite the intermittent rain we had a blessed day and hope that you will all mark your calendars for our special 25th anniversary (and consecutive staging) of the annual Fi Wi Sinting Festival 2015.
The 2014 festival saw visitors from all over the world and we have to thank those who braved the weather in the US to get here, especialy our special guest precrussionist, Dame Gueye, the Last Griot and Kevin McIntosh from Rhythm N Dance in Washington DC
Our sincerest thanks goes out to our 2014 sponsors:
- Sunshine Villas
- Irie FM
- Lifespan Water
- Rhythm N Dance
- East Coast Security
- Match Resort Port Antonio
- Stylz FM
- Dekal Wireless
- The Jamaica Tourist Board
Stay tuned for more about our 25th anniversary in 2015!
Our all day African Dance Party is one of our main attractions at the Fi Wi Sinting Festival. With Mutabaruka at the controls, it such a joy to see children and adults dancing under the foothills of the Jamaican Blue Mountains to the sounds of Afro-Caribbean music.
The Fi Wi Sinting Foundation is pleased to announce Randy McLaren as our guest poet for the 2014 Festival. This young Jamaican creative is an award winning performing artiste; actor, youth activist and creative social entrepreneur, Randy delivers provocative spoken word performances and dub poetry.
We would like to welcome Her Exellency Mathu Theda Joyini Head of Mission for the South African High Commission in Kingston Jamaica and her team, who will be attending Fi Wi Sinting 2014!
Anansi Stories originated in West Africa. They were brought to Jamaica and other parts of the New World by Ashanti slaves, and were handed down orally through generations. Anansi exists as a spider, a man, or a combination of the two. His name is sometimes spelt Anancy, and his stories called Anancy stories.
Need transport to Fi Wi Sinting 2014. We've got several links for transport to the event from various points throughout the island. Get in touch and reserve your seats early:
This Sunday, 2nd Feb tune in to Andrea Williams on Running Africa Irie FM starting at 6am to learn more about our special guest Medoune Yacine Dame Gueye, the Senegalese Griot percussionist.