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 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 cuture.

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

traditional sugar cane press from carib history days

Here, at 3 Rivers, we make every effort to showcase local culture & traditions. We have, on display and in use, various traditional objects, and our Eco education centre to show our guests the Kalinago (Carib) Indians traditional building techniques.

carib indian culture house

The Carib Indians and The Carib 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 recongnised tribe of Carib Indians in the world.

If you would like to know more about the Carib people, you may like to take our CARIB KALINAGO TERRITORY TOUR.

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.