Daily Archives: 04/05/2013

Guyana Cultural Association – New York Magazine – March 2013

GCA New York Magazine – March 2013

Here is the latest edition of the magazine published by the Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc.

Download:  MARCH_2013 –  ON-LINE_MAGAZINE  – GCA New York

There are so many activities, recognition,  celebrations and the like that the focus of our online magazine must maintain a strong link to the vision of Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. Through  this medium GCA strives to remind the Diaspora of the culture of Guyana, providing in a way a memory map. So with all the references to March madness and hares, Women’s Month, the Ides of March, Lent, Easter, Phagwah and other areas, the Media Team recognises that because of the confines of these pages, it must be selective. Nevertheless, you will notice that this issue celebrates achievement; religious practice; myth and story in an ever widening Guyanese ethos made accessible through the technology that is narrowing our world.  Continue reading

UK picture archives on the Caribbean 1872-1960 – now available

UK colonial picture archives on the Caribbean  1872-1960 – now available

Slum house in the Caribbean

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 5, 2013: Caribbean nationals can now get a glimpse into the past via “The Caribbean Through a Lens Project.”

The National Archives-UK has been working with community groups there to share and explore Caribbean images from 1872 to 1960s that are being culled from the Colonial Office library photographic collection and the Central Office of Information British Empire collection of photographs.   Continue reading

Reggae music: Billboard top bands now mostly white, non-Jamaicans

Reggae music: Billboard top bands now mostly white, non-Jamaicans

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 5, 2013: The musical genre of reggae may have originated in the largely black country of Jamaica and with Rastafarians but in the United States today, there is a gentrification of the genre.

 Seven out of the top ten reggae chart toppers this week on the Billboard reggae chart are all largely White and Americans.

Picture shows  Soja, an Arlington-Virginia group, is among those on the charts!  Continue reading