Story-time for grown-ups as festival opens on LC

| 25/11/2011

201.jpg(CNS): This year Cayman’s much loved international story-telling festival will open on the Sister Islands when Gimistory’s first gig is on Little Cayman, Saturday afternoon (26 November) followed by a night time performance in Cayman Brac before heading to Grand Cayman next week. The festival presents a line-up of 25 performers from all over the world as well as Cayman, including Quincy Brown and the much loved Ezekiel and Aunt Sookie, who may have a few stories to tell about the premier this year. Regular performers such as the internationally renowned Ken Corsbie and the incredible Master Extempo Calypsonian the Black Sage will also be on the bill.

Evoking an atmosphere of the old days when storytelling was Cayman’s only form of entertainment the festival is free of charge and takes place on the beach under the stars. Each night will open with steel pan courtesy of Cayman's own Michael Lemay and the free fried fish, fritters and swanky (Cayman style lemonade) will be served at the end of the show.
In 2009, the "fry fish 'n swanky" tradition of Gimistory took a new twist and became a culinary competition. Each district now competes for the honours of Best Fried Fish, Best Swanky or Best Fritters.

During the days, the local and international storytellers will visit local schools making special presentations to students.

Admission to the festival is free and more information on the schedule can be found at Cayman National Cultural Foundation.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Black sage de man!  Quincy Brown, bad as crab too ya nah! 

    Talk to you reckleh.

  2. Michel says:

    A good opportunaty for everyone to enjoy the good old days and mingle with each other. I encourage all to attend to this wonderful event. thank you cayman Natural Foundation. A good opportunaty for those who are not familiar with the good old days and why Cayman has been a popular destination for many many years. Michel Lemay, Proud of my son Michael and granddaugther Tariah. keep the culture going.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Aunt Sookie now rememba ya caan tell none on ju ju in her territory.

    • Anonymous says:

      Her territory?  Rememeber what happened to McKeeva when he told Mr. Duncan this was his territory?  Mr. Bellingham corrected that real well didn't he?