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Here at Cayman Brac Culture and Heritage, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since registering our non-profit in 2018, under Brac Heritage Autumn Festival we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs..

Caymanian cultural heritage is a rich and vibrant tapestry of traditions, customs, and beliefs that have been passed down through multi-generations from simple fishing villages to one of the worlds top financial centers. As a people, we are proud of our heritage and cherish the values that it embodies. Our culture is a unique blend of African, European, and American influences, and it has been shaped by our history and geography.

One of the most important aspects of Caymanian cultural heritage is our food. Our cuisine is a reflection of our history, and it includes a wide range of dishes that are both delicious and nutritious. Some of our most popular dishes include fish fry with fritters, coconut dinner, cassava cake, and turtle stew. These dishes are not only tasty, but they also represent our connection to the land and sea.

Another important aspect of Caymanian cultural heritage is our music and dance. Our music is a fusion of African and European styles, and it has evolved over time to include elements of reggae, salsa, and other genres. Our traditional dances, such as the quadrille, are still performed at special events and celebrations, which is a testament to our cultural identity.

Built heritage, in particular, is a crucial aspect of this tapestry, representing the physical manifestation of our history and identity. As Caymanians, it is our duty to preserve and protect this heritage, ensuring that it endures for generations to come.

From the quaint traditional cottages of Cayman Brac to the grandeur of Pedro St. James in Grand Cayman, our built heritage is a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of our ancestors. These buildings tell the stories of our past, providing a window into the lives of those who came before us. They are a physical reminder of our roots, and as such, they hold a special place in our hearts.

However, as time marches on, our built heritage is at risk of being lost forever. Neglect, development, and natural disasters all pose a threat to these precious buildings, and it is up to us to ensure their continued preservation. By working together, we can safeguard our built heritage, protecting it for future generations to enjoy and learn from.

In conclusion, Caymanian cultural heritage is a precious part of our identity as a people. It is something that we should all take pride in and celebrate. Whether it is our food, music, dance, or other customs, our cultural heritage is a reminder of who we are and where we come from.

Volunteers and sponsors are always welcomed. Join us as we showcase and educate through our artist in residency programme which facilitates festivals, free cultural tours, artists exhibitions and classes.

Learn more about what we do to promote our Heritage. Check out these different functions that take place at different venues monthly on Cayman Brac.

*Local Artists virtual showcase https://assets.artplacer.com/virtual-exhibitions/?i=267

2023 Cayman Brac Heritage Day
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