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Monday, January 16, 2012

UWI Fete 2012 - Zangawela

Last year I was very impressed with UWI Fete's interactive Facebook Page to market their Fete Bollywood and this year I am still pleased at their social media presence.

For 2012  UWIF Fete have added, in addition to the menu, a listing of all the performances, times and which stage.

-          Rhapsody New Generation 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm Stage 1
-          Roy Cape All Stars: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Stage 2
-          Karma : 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Stage 1
-          Dil-e-Nadan: 5:00pm to 6:00pm Stage 2
-          Kes: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Stage 1
-          Shadow/Nelson/Ronnie McIntosh: 6:30 to 7:30 Stage 2

Also new is a MAP of the venue. I am really liking the map idea, now you can print it and study the venue before you arrive if you wish so no need to ask anyone if they know where anything is. I am hoping on the day there are also maps available when you arrive, now that would be cool! 
And to maximize the all day affair there will be two meal servings; Brunch from 12noon - 2pm and Lunch from 2pm - 6pm. Take a look at the menu and learn some more about this year's theme and what is in store, I cannot wait for UWI Fete on Sunday... Carnival diet will be on pause:

Zangalewa – What’s on the menu?

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”
– Virginia Wolfe

And to that we can add party well. We have challenged the chefs in the Zangalewa kitchen to delight your taste buds. Here’s a peek at some of the treats you can expect on Sunday:

Italian: Chicken Parmesan, Pan Seared Fish sautéed in Garlic Butter, Fettuccini, Penne Pasta, Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Pesto Sauce, Garlic Bread, Green Salad

Greek: Moroccan Lamb, Cabbage Rice (Lahanorizo), Greek Style Peas (Arakas), Greek Roasted Red Potato or Greek Fish Stakes (Galeos Skordalia) and Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Ethiopia: Injara with peas and Chicken, Kinche - Brown rice/Barley or Asa - Fish.

Nigerian: Moi moi & plantain, Melon Soup/Fufu, Okra soup and Fufu, Pepper Soup, JOLLOF RICE AND CHICKEN, OFADA RICE AND HONEY BROWN BEANS AND BEEF.

Arabic: Arabic Lamb or Fish, Moussaka, Festival Rice and Salad
Caribbean: Jamaican Rice & Peas, Plantain Tum Tum Balls, OR Picante Fish or Pepper Pork, Salad

Indian: Curry Goat, Channa and Aloo, Pumpkin, Bus-up-shot and ‘mother in law’ served on a suhari leaf
….and of course a sea of finger foods like Maracas Bake and Shark, Ribs, Dumplings stuffed with crab in a curry sauce, roast pork and more. Come and dine well at Zangalewa.

Zangalewa...It’s time for Africa.
After another sell-out year in 2011, the UWI Fete, the original All-Inclusive, celebrates 22 years, on 22 January with a journey to Africa. Established in 1991, UWI FETE is the cornerstone of the UWI Development and Endowment Fund. Over 3,000 bursaries have been awarded by the Fund to promote academic excellence, to assist deserving students and to facilitate student interchange between the Campuses of the University of the West Indies.

The theme for this year's much anticipated fete is "Zangalewa" which will bring the rich cultures of Africa, the land of festivals, to life for guests with exotic offerings of music, food, drinks, and décor by Randal Halfhide of Another Idea.

Guests can start their day with brunch that will include an array of local classics. Our chefs will make sure that UWI Fete’s guests experience the very best in food including a tantalizing mix of authentic African cuisine. And of course, Zangalewa guests can also feast on Arabic, Indo, Creole and International culinary delights.
“Last year we re-introduced two stages and it worked so well we are doing it again”, the Fete’s Chairman Dennis Ramdeen confirmed. “The additional stage allows us to enhance our guest experience by providing more space and comfort to party goers and we are really focused on that. In fact, we will also be adding large screens so that visitors to Zangalewa don’t miss a beat”, Ramdeen added.

Next year’s UWI Fete music includes Kes The Band, Karma, Dil-E-Nidan, Dr Roy Cape and his All Stars, with a special back in times session featuring Shadow, Nelson, Dr Stalin and Ronnie McIntosh. Recently the University of the West Indies conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree upon Roy Cape in recognition of his contributions to Caribbean music over the past 52 years. "This Doctorate really comes as such a surprise to me and I am very elated and honoured to have been chosen to receive it by the people of the University and to know that the academic fraternity considers what I have done over the years to be worthy of such recognition and reward," Cape said. Cape and his Band is the longest serving band at UWI fete and will be doing something special for Zangalewa.

For UWI Fete 2012 Ticket info you can call Alana Campbell-John at UWI Student Advisory Services, St Augustine: 662-2002 extension 82326 or Nastassia Maharaj at Pepper Advertising, Newtown, POS, 622-2762/6502.

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