THIRD Installment of Soualichi Stories, “Bro Monkey,” told by Storyteller Clara Reyes
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THIRD Installment of Soualichi Stories, “Bro Monkey,” told by Storyteller Clara Reyes

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Foresee Foundation announces the third folk tale in its Soualichi Stories series: “Bro Monkey,” as told by well-known local Sint Maarten Storyteller Clara Reyes.

“Bro Monkey” will be released this coming Monday April 27, 2020, on dozens of radio stations across the country (schedule included below), and all prior stories are now available online a week subsequent to their radio release through the Foresee Foundation website.

In the story of little Bro Monkey, we are treated to a light-hearted legend about the sneaky, wiley Bro Monkey and his clever antics. He uses his smarts to gain food and water, and even to protect himself from Bro Lion. Bro Monkey is a rascal who solves problems in his own unique ways.

Clara Reyes, Soualichi’s storyteller for this week’s tale, is Head of the Department of Culture and Co-Founder of the National Institute of Arts, and she shares a legend earlier recounted by Gerald Hodge for the compilation, "Beyond the Tourist Trap: A Study of St. Maarten Culture." (See photos, below.)

As highlighted by Ms. Marcellia Henry, Secretary General of UNESCO, Sint Maarten, “[t]he project is documenting and recording our rich St. Martin oral tradition. This project assists with the preservation of our St. Martin intangible cultural heritage. . . This project helps to educate and entertain our elders, present and future generation ensuring that this aspect of our cultural heritage lives on.”

For inquiries and to suggest additional St. Maarten folk stories and story tellers, please contact Soualichi Project Coordinator, Laura Hartman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact the Foresee Foundation on Facebook.

Programming Schedule (as of press time) for STORY #3:

Monday

SOS 95.5

8:30 AM

Mix 94.7

9:00 AM

MY 88.3

9:30 AM

Tunes Carib

3:00 PM

Radio St. Martin 101.5

5:30 PM

Tuesday

MY 88.3

9:30 AM

Island 92 (91.9)

10:00 AM

SXM GOV

8:00 PM

Wednesday

SOS 95.5

8:30 AM

MY 88.3

9:30 AM

Island 92 (91.9)

10:00 AM

Tunes Carib

3:00 PM

Radio St. Martin 101.5

5:30 PM

SXM GOV

8:00 PM

Thursday

Mix 94.7

9:00 AM

MY 88.3

9:30 AM

Voice of SXM (PJD2)

5:30 PM

SXM GOV

8:00 PM

Friday

SOS 95.5

8:30 AM

MY 88.3

9:30 AM

Island 92 (91.9)

10:00 AM

Tunes Carib

3:00 PM

Radio St. Martin 101.5

5:30 PM

SXM GOV

8:00 PM

Saturday

Mix 94.7

9:00 AM

Voice of SXM (PJD2)

3:00 PM

SXM GOV

8:00 PM

Sunday

SXM GOV

8:00 PM

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