Daily Archives: 06/23/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – June 23, 2016

LATEST NEWS – 23 June 2016 – Kaieteur News

       (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

TASSA THUNDER: Folk Music from India to the Caribbean – video

TASSA THUNDER : Folk Music from India to the Caribbean – YouTube

Published on Mar 25, 2014    – Vibert Cambridge shared this link.

This 53-minute video documentary explores Indo-Caribbean music culture through focusing on a set of neo-traditional music genres, relating them to sources and counterparts in North India’s Bhojpuri region and Indian communities in Fiji. Topics covered include chutney, chowtal, birha, nagara drumming, Ahir dance, the dantal, the Alha-Udal epic, and most extensively, tassa drumming. Tassa music is explored in reference to its rhythmic structures, its performance contexts of weddings, competitions, and Muharram (Hosay), and the construction of its drums. The film combines unique performance footage and interviews taken between 1990 and 2010 in India, Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, New York, and Fijian communities in California. It conveys how Indo-Caribbean music culture comprises a unique and dynamic combination of both resilient marginal survivals as well as innovative forms.

Guyana: The image of unity and balance – commentary

Guyana: The image of unity and balance

Jun 21, 2016  Kaieteur News Features / ColumnistsPeeping Tom 

Opinion - commentary -analysisThe government needs to remind itself, constantly, that it is a one seat government and that this one seat was only made possible because of the decision of the APNU and the AFC to join in a coalition to contest the elections of 2015.

The APNU needs to remind itself that while it is incontestable that it brought the most votes to the coalition that without the support of the AFC, it would not have been in government today.
It is important, from this perspective that the government continues to project a unified image. It is important that where APNU is seen, the AFC is also seen.

There is also the need to project a multi-ethnic image. The AFC helps to serve this purpose since it is believed that its presence in the coalition allowed sufficient numbers of East Indians to vote for the coalition to allow it to cross over the 50% mark and thus gain the Presidency.   Continue reading

The Biggest Lies and Myths of Mainstream Nutrition – By Kris Gunnars, BSc

The Biggest Lies and Myths of Mainstream Nutrition

By Kris Gunnars, BSc (Medicine); February, 2013

healthy-foodsKris is a nutrition researcher with a Bachelor’s degree in medicine who has spent years reading books, blogs and scientific studies on nutrition. Evidence-based nutrition is his passion and he has devoted his career to informing people about it.

There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition. I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 11-biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition.

  1. Eggs are unhealthy

There’s one thing that nutrition professionals have had remarkable success with… and that is demonizing incredibly healthy foods.    Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – June 22, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – June 22, 2016

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