Marc Matthews: Poet, actor, storyteller – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Marc Matthews: Poet, actor, storyteller

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

If you ask Marc Matthews where he was born you would get a colorful excursion into the culture of the rural countryside. Marc chuckles as he describes his birth. ‘I was born in Georgetown hospital because I wanted to be near my mother. As soon I was born she wanted to be near her father and her sister up in Buxton. As soon as we got to Buxton my father said he is going to New Amsterdam.

So we all went to Rosignol and the next thing we know we ended up in Fyrish.’ Marc says that he spent the fi rst fi ve years in Buxton and then the family went to Fyrish before moving to Georgetown. Marc recalls that his dad Rev. Pat Matthews and his mom Una Matthews were hard working persons like so many other families.

Rev. Matthews studied sociology and comparative religion in Nottingham, England and Una was also ordained in the Church. Marc attended school in Buxton and said that he was a playful child. ‘ I was so carried away playing in school that when the school day ended I didn’t even hear the bell. I was a handson student!’, Marc says.  [Read more  PROFILE – Marc Matthews – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine]

Also view:

MARC MATTHEWS – “Jumbie Picnic” video

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  • Rohan  On December 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I read the article on Marc Matthews and I thoroughly enjoyed it. He is a great Guyanese.

  • ken corsbie  On January 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Good to see my dear taller half of the almost legendary DEM-TWO.. During the ancient 70’s we performed our story/poetry show throughout theEnglish speaking Caribbean, from our Guyana to Belize via the entire island chain. Our last “get together” was at the Tower Hotel in Georgetown, produced by Gem Madhoo and Ron Robinson. Dr. Naraine may be right that WeTwo might be together again in a nostalgic Dem-Two in NY.. perhaps..

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