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A WEDDING TRADITION OF GUYANESE

You will find Guyana in the nation state located on the mainland of South America. The official language for this nation is English. They are also spoken Amerindian languages such as Wai-Wai, Akawaio and Macushi. Guyanese Creole is the language used by a small minority, which is African-Indian dialects and syntax. The African heritage can be seen in Guyana wedding celebrations. It is the case during the anniversary of emancipation and the black history month. It has a degree of superficiality and a range of misconceptions.

Artistic performance or cultural shows that offer theatrical performances with a variety of dance and drama are some of the significance from African settings and has a much wider meaning. Unlike Toronto weddings, these and other celebrations are seen as artistic celebration. They do not cover the agriculture, manner or clothing as the way of living of the people.  Many people are now unaware of the symbolism where these are displayed and the cultural tradition has faded drastically. 

Cuisines are necessity just like the nuptials in Toronto.  In the wedding it is common to have Guyana cuisines. The hot pepper pot is one of the delicacies of Guyana. Many are fond of it because the dish has been around for generations. This dish is served together with crispy cassava bread. Another common food in the Guyana wedding is duck curry. You may also find puri, chowmein, fried rice that is being served in the event. A traditional wedding is done in the church just like in the Toronto. Another option is done the ceremony of the wedding at the home. Guyanese who live far outside Guyana is one that usually done the home wedding in order to give them the freedom to enjoy the authentic Guyana environment. Guyanese wedding has a unique celebration in the world and their wedding traditions have lost much of their authenticity.

Guests are invited to participate in Guyana dances after meal. Traditional elements from India Africa and Europe are maintained by Guyana music. This music has greatly influence American, Caribbean and Brazilian music. Popular musicals will usually be played on the wedding ceremonies just like in Toronto and the Guyana couple will dance. But many Guyana wedding now have hired a live band to play traditional and cultural songs. Traditional woodwind, prominent horns and other instrument that have been replaced by stringed instruments are the musical instruments used by the bands.

A number of the bands in the Guyana play traditional authentic music. Those musicians are talented enough to entertain their audiences. Calypso is one of the most popular music. In most of the wedding Guyana this is usually played in a satirical and lyrically oriented style. This is usually accompanied by musical instruments that are traditional like, harmonium, dholak, tabla, sitar, tassa drums and dhantal. Hindu songs called filmi and bhajans are the basic music they used.Tan singing is one of the traditions remained, which is a unique singing, style among native Guyanese of the Indian community.

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