“The Golden Age of Georgetown Characters: 1930-1960” + video

Check out the video at the end… by Calypsonian CRAZY (Edwin Ayoung) 

Guyanese Online

“The Golden Age of Georgetown Characters: 1930-1960″: 1930-1960” (see video below)

By Bernard Heydorn

The Caribbean is known not only for its sunny climate, but also its street people: Colourful characters who paraded daily through town and country, providing spontaneous street theatre.

Whether driven to the streets by mental, emotional or social derailment, or “dropping out and turning on” by free choice, they remain indelible in memory, symbolic of the life and times. Like the politicians of the day, street characters had the ability to attract attention.

In Georgetown, Guyana, names like Bertie Vaughn, Law And Order, Cato, Pussy In The Moonlight, Pele, Mad John, Saul, Walker The British, Cow Manure, Oscar The Paper Man, Tunus, Daddy Ben, Mary Bruk Iron, Bicycle Jack, and others, were standouts during that golden age of theatre of the absurd (1930 – -1960), providing year round side shows, a character for every reason…

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  • de castro  On April 16, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Memories..nostalgiia !

  • de castro  On April 16, 2015 at 3:30 am

    My favourite LAW AND ORDER

    Is he still with us or a new replacement.?

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