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Les articles de la rubrique "Culture"
Only a few minutes from the centre of Paramaribo is one of the beating hearts of Javanese culture. It has been there since the first Javanese migrants came across 120 years ago this year. Today there are over 70,000 Javanese who, to the sound of great festivities, are remembering their...
Sunday14 October2012
Cayenne fishmarket. Snapper: 6 euros 50. “Are you the one who caught it, or did you buy it?" The seller hesitates before answering: "I bought it. From Cogumer.” Cogumer and Abchée are the two companies with which the Venezuelan fishermen have contracts. They buy their snappers for between 2.80 and 3 dollars for...
Monday9 April2012
By C. Aubinais et Mathilde Bachelet

25 March 2012 0
“Hurry up Cyrus - you're going to miss the flower battle!" Cyrus was not ready. His cousin Agénor could carry on hurrying him along but there was no way he was going to go down now. They had only just got back from the parade and it was already time to...
Sunday25 March2012
By Dennis Lam, d'après le témoignage de Cyrus

The Bushinenge (the word comes from the name Bush Negroes), still called ‘Maroons’, are the descendants of African slaves who fled the colonial plantations in Suriname and took refuge in the forest in the mid-seventeenth and late eighteenth centuries. They managed to adapt to this new environment and establish original...
Sunday19 February2012
By M-P Jean-Louis - Conservateur du Musée des cultures guyanaises

THE FIRST MAROONS The Aluku are one of six groups of Maroons living in French Guiana and Suriname. They are the descendents of slaves who escaped from the Dutch plantations in the 18th century and took refuge in the forest. The Boni were one of the last groups to be formed,...
Sunday19 February2012
By Marie Fleury - Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

5 February 2012 0
Perhaps you have already met him. An unusual slender figure picking up the leaves around the Place des Palmistes. But for him they are not just leaves. The Roystonea regia or Cuban royal palm is not native to French Guiana. It has always had many different uses: the end tip is...
Sunday5 February2012
By Stana Sampson

The Wayana are one of the Amerindian communities to be found in French Guiana. They live in the south-west of the territory around Maripasoula. It is estimated that there is a population of about 1000 inhabitants in French Guiana, but their territory stretches into Brazil (in the Paru d’Este) and...
Sunday29 January2012
By Marie Fleury, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle