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    ATTN: Antiguan massive...

    some help would be appreciated...

    was reading a jamaica kincaid poem...and a couple things i can't seem to understand...

    #1...what's doukona?...i'm assuming it's some kind of food?...

    #2...what are benna?...as in, "but I don't sing benna on Sundays at all and never in sunday school."

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    Dukuna, yea, it's a food. A pudding made with sweet potato, coconut, cornmeal, etc.

    Benna, nowadays is a word used to describe the type of soca music indigenous to Antigua. It's most popularized now by Burning Flames and High Intensity, but the sound was created before them, thru Short Shirt and others, I believe.

    Originally though, benna described what would elsewhere be known as "calypsos"; benna is a West African word for song-dance that dealt with certain current topics, social problems, transmission of information, etc.

    So anyways, that's why she's saying she wouldn't sing benna on Sundays; that'd be looked at as secular music.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    Dukuna, yea, it's a food. A pudding made with sweet potato, coconut, cornmeal, etc.
    .
    **drool**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wadadlian Defoe
    **drool**
    my sentiments

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    twoah ahryou too dyam craven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    twoah ahryou too dyam craven
    anna yu kum een ya an ah gee man ressypee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    twoah ahryou too dyam craven
    Try to Cleaning Drool off floor ***BU-DUP*** busses head on floor. instead continues drooling.

    Mystic: is there any sites (please dont give me the caribbean ads site.lol) like www.grenadianconnection.com If im gonna buy a Grenadian DVD I want a Antiguan One Too.

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    xtremeintl.com Mystic Xtremist's Avatar Mystic Xtremist is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by WadadliEmpress
    anna yu kum een ya an ah gee man ressypee
    choops anna ee aks fe umm?
    mi wan kno if u go restahrant an akcepp de wiaytah ah drool pan yu food.

    defoe: lol carribean ads the only one mi know.
    this is a real good site though: http://www.antiguamuseums.org/

    excellent resource for info

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    Wempy WadadliEmpress's Avatar WadadliEmpress is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    choops anna ee aks fe umm?
    mi wan kno if u go restahrant an akcepp de wiaytah ah drool pan yu food.


    defoe: lol carribean ads the only one mi know.
    this is a real good site though: http://www.antiguamuseums.org/

    excellent resource for info
    lif an drap dat dey!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    choops anna ee aks fe umm?
    mi wan kno if u go restahrant an akcepp de wiaytah ah drool pan yu food.

    defoe: lol carribean ads the only one mi know.
    this is a real good site though: http://www.antiguamuseums.org/

    excellent resource for info
    I know about that site. but thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    choops anna ee aks fe umm?
    mi wan kno if u go restahrant an akcepp de wiaytah ah drool pan yu food.
    bbbwwwaaaahahahahahahhahahaha

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