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Guyana Cultural Asso. of New York Magazine – July 2013

GCA – JULY_2013_OnLine_Magazine_[download]

GCA July 2013-c IN THIS ISSUE

PAGE 3: – GCA Awards: Clive Lloyd & Peter Halder

PAGE 4:- Tribute To Maurice – Ron Bobb-Semple

PAGE 5-7: A Pollen from God’s Flower- Derrick Jeffrey

PAGE 8: Mr. Mo and the Children’s Workshop

PAGE 9: Minty Alley

PAGE 10: Tributes to Maurice Braithwaite

PAGE 11: Collin “Bumble” Wharton

PAGE 12-14: GCA Awards Announcement

AGE 15-21: Folk Festival Family Day      Continue reading

The Versatile Ité Palm of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

The Versatile Ité Palm of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

 The majestic Ité Palm of Guyana is a native palm of Guyana, commonly found growing nearby its vast waterways of rivers, creeks and wetlands.

Palms have been important to humans throughout much of history and are among the best known and most extensively cultivated plant families. Palms are valued as an important food source and provide valuable ingredients in many household products. In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. In Assyrian religion, the palm is one of the trees identified as the Sacred Tree connecting heaven, represented by the crown of the tree, and earth, the base of the trunk. Today, palms exotic and captivating appearance remain a popular symbol for the tropics and vacations.   [Read more  The Versatile Ite Palm Of Guyana]

The Wai Wai Tribe in Guyana – by Peter Halder

The Wai Wai Tribe in Guyana

by   Peter Halder

The Wai Wai is now an endangered Amerindian tribe in Guyana. In 2007, according to International Cry online website, there were only 240 Wai Wai left in Guyana.

Amerindian Tribes

The Wai Wai is one of nine indigenous Amerindian tribes in Guyana. The others include the Patamona, Arecuna, Macusi, Wapisiana, Carib, Warrau, Arawak and Akawaio.

Meaning

Wai Wai means “tapioca people” and they were given that name because of the enormous amount of the tapioca (cassava) they eat.   Read More »

This is just one of many  historical articles on Guyana written by Peter Halder that will be published on Guyanese Online.  You can read them all at Peter Halder’s website:  http://peterhalder.wordpress.com/

TADJAH IN GUYANA – By Peter Halder

TADJAH IN GUYANA

 by Peter Halder

One of the impressive cultural events of long ago in Guyana was the Tadjah (or Tazia) festival. It had a Muslim origin but was eventually assumed by Hindus. This was frowned on by the Muslims. But the festival involved nearly all communities who either joined in, observed or benefited from the spectacle that Tadjah was.

The feature of the event was a towering Tadjah structure about 30 feet high representing an ornate tomb. It was a sight to behold. It’s frame was made of bamboo but it was finished in tinsel, pieces of glass, beads, little lanterns, tassels and paper in a grand variety of bright, rich colours.

During the day, the Tadjah was taken in a procession along the road as the following shouted “Hoosein! Hassan!…Hoosein! Hassan!” over and over.   Read More »

This is just one of many  historical articles on Guyana written by Peter Halder that will be published on Guyanese Online.  You can read them all at Peter Halder’s website:  http://peterhalder.wordpress.com/

Guyanese Online Entries – July 2013

Guyanese Online Entries – July 2013

Here are the last 10 of 97 entries that were posted in July 2013. The full list is attached.

  1. Capitol News – TV News Videos – 30 July 2013
  2. The great betrayal: W. Rodney and R. Ramkarran – Freddie Kissoon
  3. Emancipation – commentary
  4. Caribbean Premier League, Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks at Bridgetown, Jul 30, 2013
  5. Capitol News – TV News videos – 29 July 2013
  6. A scandal at Piarco Airport in Trinidad – Stella Ramsaroop
  7. Reflections: The Specter of Race
  8. Songs and Dances of the 40s and Early 50s – Peter Halder
  9. Prince Randian of Guyana – by Peter Halder
  10. My take on Davis Casavis’s “Thomas Carroll Affair” – Ralph Seeram

Here is the full list of entries:  Guyanese Online Entries – July 2013

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