Daily Archives: October 13, 2014

Commentary: Black History Month in Britain- By Murphy Browne

Commentary: Black History Month in Britain

Published on October 14, 2014  – By Murphy Browne

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom.  There has been an African presence in Britain for centuries, although we are led to believe that Africans arrived in Britain as enslaved people during the dreadful Maafa when millions were kidnapped and dragged out of the African continent. Guyanese historian Dr Ivan Van Serbia and African American historian Dr Runoko Rashidi published “African Presence in Early Europe” in 1985.

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Murphy Browne

The documented African presence in Britain according to white British author Peter Fryer goes back to the year 210. In his 1984 published book “Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain” Fryer wrote: “There were Africans in Britain before the English came here. They were soldiers in the Roman imperial army that occupied the southern part of our island for three and a half centuries. Though the earliest attested date for this unit’s presence here is 253-8, an African soldier is reputed to have reached Britain by the year 210.” Continue reading

Guyanese Old Hits & Blue Ribbon Farewell Dance – London – December 6, 2014

Mr Marlon & GT Promotion’s Guyanese Old Hits & Blue Ribbon Farewell Dance

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Saturday 6 December (9 -4am)

@ THE ART ZONE
54 Market Square, London N9 0TZ

ADM. £10 in advance. MATD

GT Bar and Guyanese Cuisine.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, Mr. Marlon, GT Promotion, Dj Shogun

FOR TICKETS & FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
-GT Promotion 07956 425 916
-Mr. Marlon 07931 157 648

 ‘Mention Guyanese Online to obtain a 20% discount on tickets’

Last Friday Oldies in London – 20th Anniversary – November 28-29, 2014

 ‘Mention Guyanese Online to obtain a 20% discount on tickets’

To mark the 20th Anniversary of the Last Friday Oldies in London – November 28-29, 2014 

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GT Promotion (Tafawa) presents
The legendary Blue Ribbon (Bull the Boss) direct from Guyana.

ITINERARY:
-The LAST FRIDAY OLDIES 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PT. 1
Friday 28 November (9-3am)
@ CLUB JASMINS
,
202 Upper Tooting Rd SW17 7EW
ADM. £8 b4 11pm. £10 after.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, GT Promotion, Dj Sherwin & Dj Blondie

The LAST FRIDAY OLDIES 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PT. 2
Saturday 29 November (9-3am) @
@ St JUDES HALL
Thornton Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 6BA
ADM. Tickets £8 in advance. MATD
GT Bar and Guyanese Cuisine.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, GT Promotion, Dj Sherwin, Mr Marlon, Mr Fix It. Continue reading

Letting Go

Guyana: Forbes Burnham & My Grand Disillusion – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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