The Kalinago Barana Autê

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The Kalinago Barana Autê offers a unique experience, sharing the history and traditions of the Kalinago people from hundreds of years ago.

It is a world of colour and pageantry, where the nation’s first people’s talent and pride are abundant.

Experiences

Kalinago Barana AutêKalinago Barana Aute consists of an interpretation center, snack bar, and gift shop. To begin the tour of this breathtaking model village, a footbridge crossing the river gives way to a circular trail on the northern side and leads to a series of small huts (ajoupas) that are located throughout the site. In the center of this arrangement of small huts is the main Karbet (biggest hut), which is used for cultural and theatrical performances.

The huts (ajoupas) feature traditional activities such as canoe building, cassava processing, basket weaving, calabash carving, and herb collection and preparation.

Demonstrations are conducted on a daily basis from October through April.

Cultural performances by the Karina and Karifuna Groups are an exciting part of your visit to the Kalinago Barana Autê. These groups strive to maintain Kalinago tradition through song and dance.

Cultural PerformancesDuring your visit, you will learn about the local flora and fauna and its usefulness to the Kalinago people from the certified tour guides. The remainder of the trail throughout this gorgeous village offers fantastic viewpoints of the rough Atlantic coastline, along with the opportunity to witness the Isulukati Waterfall cascading down into the Atlantic Ocean.

Opening Hours

We are open from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

Cultural Performances

Cultural performances are available upon prior request or to groups with a minimum of thirty (30) persons. Special arrangements can be made in this regard. Please contact us if interested.

Entrance FeesCraft Making Demonstrations

  • Non-Nationals: US $8 or EC $21 or € 7 per person
  • Nationals:  EC $5
  • Guided tours are at the rate of US $2 0r EC $5 per person.

Getting Here

Kalinago Barana Autê is located along the banks of the Crayfish River near the Isukulati Falls in the Kalinago Territory of the Dominica. A secondary road with a car park has been constructed from the Salybia post office or police station to the site.

 

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