9th Annual

Taste of the Caribbean
& Jerk Festival

Free Admission

Saturday, August 2, 2014
1pm to 11pm

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
in Hartford

A band plays instruments and sing on stage

song of

Touris, white man , wipin his face,
Met me in Port au Prince, Roseau, Kingston, Bridgetown,

Georgetown, St John's, XXXX market place.
He looked at m'ol' clothes brown wid stain,
An soaked right through wid de Caribbean rain,
He cas his eye, turn up his nose,
He says, 'You're a beggar woman, I suppose?'
He says, 'Girl, get some occupation,
Be of some value to your nations.'
I said, 'By God and dis big hell of...
You mus recognize a Island woman.

But today mi mind being a beggar woman

Cuz this here cause is making value to mi Caribbean

'So when you see dese ol madras brown wid stain,
An soaked right through wid de Caribbean rain,
Don't cas your eye or turn up your nose, no even say a chups

But jus give just give to kip the taste alive in Hartford

Don't judge a woman by her patchy madras clothes,
I'm a strong woman, a proud woman, an I'm free,
Free as dese mountains, free as dis sea,
I know myself, an I know my ways,
An will sing wid pride to de end o my days

Praise God and the soul of an m'big right han
I will live an die a Caribbean woman.'