Tobago Indigenous Heritage Exposition

In an effort to preserve the traditions of Tobago, De Kulture Klub Ensemble has begun an initiative which takes them into schools around the island, teaching students folk dances, songs and African beats on the drum. The project is entitled, ‘Tobago Indigenous Heritage Exposition and Showcase’ and forms part of the cultural group’s 21st anniversary celebrations. On Wednesday May 18th 2016, the group visited the St. Andrew’s Anglican Primary School.
Students between the ages of five to twelve learnt the bélé dance, Tobago’s traditional carnival characters, folk songs and much more. A junior student at the school, Skye Thomas commented on the event saying, “I’m so happy that I was able to learn the bélé dance. I always wanted to learn it.’ Managing Director of De Kulture Klub Ensemble Jesse Taylor was also present at the event. He noted that the sole purpose of the group is to transfer knowledge on the island’s traditions from generation to generation and he is elated that the group is fulfilling its purpose.