Fi Wi Sinting began in 1991 at the Content Model School in Content District, a tiny remote rural community in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of Portland which was without electricity or running water. Perched on a hilltop with the only access a steep footpath, as word spread of the school's accomplishments parents, visitors and community members arrived, drawn by the talent of these youngsters who had mastered the art of drumming at such an early age. This one room African centered school had achieved national recognition for its high standard of academics and for its award winning drumming group, the Content Model School Drummers.
Encouraged by the response and needing a showcase for the children's talent, the Fi Wi Sinting Festival was born with Parents and community members in attendance along with a few friends who were daring enough to brave the rough terrain. Supplies were transported on donkeys and as night descended bamboo torches were used to light the path.
Since then the annual Festival has grown immensely and is now held annually at the world renowned Somerset Falls River Park, in Hope Bay Portland where there has been tremendous opportunity for growth. In addition to attending the festival patrons are given a brief tour of the falls with its beautiful untouched scenery, peaceful nature, and cool vibes.
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