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Bagad Karukéra

[Flag of Bagad Karukera]

Flag of Bagad Karukéra - Image by Luc Baronian, 25 April 2005

Bagad Karukéra is a Breton bagpipe players' association in Guadeloupe. Karukéra is claimed to be Guadeloupe's "real" name, meaning "the beautiful watered island".

The flag of the bagad is the Breton Gwenn-ha-Du, with an outlined map of Guadeloupe in the fly and a red triskelion on the map, placed over the location of the capital city Basse-Terre. The map recalls the shape of Breton bagpipes.

Source: Bagad Karukéra website

Luc Baronian & James Dignan, 25 April 2005