Culture & History


Dominica has a rich culture and a fascinating history.

Créole Music, with its roots in the French Créole language, was born in Dominica, and is based on rhythmic African cultural musical patterns.
Dancers, storytellers, artists and musicians can be found in every village, celebrating the culture with regular performances all over the island. especially during Créole week and Independance Day celebrations in November.
Music is all about.

The island has a fascinating history, settled first by the Kalinagos (Caribs), then by Columbus, and later the British and the French fought several times over the ownership of first Waitukubuli (tall is her body), today known as Dominica.

Our local village of Grand Fond has is also stooped in history ; the people are always excited to meet new visitors, and it is an interesting and welcoming place to visit and learn about local culture.

Each year, every village has its own feast, a time for eating, dancing, singing and folk traditions, and there are annual celebrations for Independence, Carnival and the World Créole Music Festival.

Here, at 3 Rivers, we make every effort to showcase local culture & traditions through our community projects and community visitor experiences

The Kalinago people Territory play an important role in Dominica. The 3000 inhabitants of the reserve are descended from the island’s original inhabitants, and are the last remaining recognized tribe of Carib Indians in the world.

We are proud to support Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS) whos purpose is to unite the competence of skilled Dominicans and Friends of Dominica, into an effective tool for the development of artistic and scientific enterprise in all spheres at home and abroad.