Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 700

April 4-7, 2019 Quelbe & Quadrille native folk music Save the date St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Get ready to experience four days of mouth-watering culinary events. Celebrity Chefs Meet elegance and intimacy at the prestigious Cork & Fork Dinner Enjoy a Crucian sunset at the Sunset BBQ www.stxfoodandwine.com Image Source: St. John Tradewinds The French and African heritage of the US Virgin Islands are reflected in their native folk music and dance. Quelbe, a fusion of French and European influences, is the official music of the islands derived from the days of slavery. Quadrille originated from France in the 1700’s and has now become the official dance of the US Virgin islands. Both Quelbe and Quadrille are perfomed at cultural festivals on the islands.