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St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Viva the Vuvuzela

Abeni remembers when the ICC Cricket World Cup came to the Caribbean: “The conch shells, bugles, horns, drums etc which were integral to the Caribbean cricketing experience [were no longer] allowed” – which is why she declares, “Viva the vuvuzela!”

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  • Although I’m totally oblivious of the World Cup itself (I’m not a soccer person at all), I’m really interested in all the buzz about the vuvuzela.

    I completely share Abeni’s opinion on this…maybe because I relate to the instruments she’s talking about, as a Caribbean.
    I can’t imagine anyone coming to Guadeloupe and say that they would be disturbed by the traditional instruments that are parts of all our popular gatherings like conch shells and ‘Ka’ drums.

    Thanks Janine for raising the issue from a Caribbean point of view.

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