The Birth of Guyana’s Mashramani – By Dmitri Allicock

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Mashramani - Dmitri Allicock

The Birth of Guyana’s Mashramani

By Dmitri Allicock

Jour Ouvert became fo-daymawnin jump-up. Ole Mas became the Revolt Dance and the Calypso Contests became the Shanto Contest.”- Jimmy Hamilton

The recent conclusion of Guyana’s 44th Mashramani celebrations and most colorful spectacle of music, revelry and creativity attracted the attention of many Guyanese and stimulated memories of its not so distant origination in the Bauxite Town of Linden, Upper Demerara. 

Documented accounts reported that the concept for a celebration was first mentioned in 1966, on the attainment of nationhood with plans for making Guyana a republic. When it was announced in 1969 that Guyana would become a Republic in February, 1970, the idea became pressing. Assuming a prominent role in this urgent endeavor was the Jaycees of Greater Mackenzie.

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  • de castro  On March 5, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Entertaining…thanks Dimitri…
    Please put me in your address folder…
    Doncomdecastro@gmail.com
    Stay in touch brother….on my next trip
    Ah GU luk fun u…a few banks beer xm + coconut wata
    Kamtan

  • Dmitri Allicock  On March 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Sounds good, enjoy the trip Kamptan and thanks for the address.

  • de castro  On March 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

    If u nah too old to travel…I have a homestead in UK SPAIN and hopefully
    the jungles of guy/brz/ven borders…you are always welcomed.
    Salud
    Hasta luego mi amigo

    • Dmitri Allicock  On March 5, 2014 at 10:20 am

      I might take you up on that great offer Kamptan but between work and family, it is difficult to get away.

      • de castro  On March 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

        No problem ! Whenever my friend.
        Salud

  • Dmitri Allicock  On March 5, 2014 at 10:24 am

  • Ron. Persaud  On March 6, 2014 at 12:11 am

    And I have been thinking all these years that it was to commemorate the birthday of Cde. L F S Burnham

  • de castro  On March 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Media madness my friend…
    What we get today is the message not the messenger…ha ha

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