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Festival feast Naniki style

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Festival feast  Naniki  style

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A feast at the end of the Crop Over season was revived on Sunday in Suriname, St Joseph, on the lush grounds of Naniki.
It was there that patrons were treated to a wide variety of cuisine from the ever-present macaroni pie and baked chicken, to green bananas, fish and soup.
Patrons danced and sang along with the entertainment provided by Mighty Gabby, Red Plastic Bag and Serenader.
The feast which had been out of the festival for close to 25 years, had been resurrected as part of this year’s 40th anniversary Crop Over celebrations.
Owner of Naniki Tom Hinds said he wasn’t sure what inspired the National Cultural Foundation to choose Naniki, but he felt it had something to do its location.
“I think that when we talked about it around two months ago, we agreed that Naniki, which is an Arawak word meaning “spirited” or “full of life”, would provide the perfect ambience for the historic feast,” said Hinds. (SM)