Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Guyana Cultural Association:(GCA): Arts youth workshop ends with cultural show

Photo by Tangerine Clarke  –  GCA Caribbean Summer Workshop students perform a cultural piece on state at St. Stephens Church Hall.

BY TANGERINE CLARKE – Caribbean Life News

On Aug. 9, the curtains came down on the Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) Caribbean Summer Heritage Workshop Series 2019, at St. Stephens Church Hall in Brooklyn, where students showcased their talents and artistic expressions learned over six weeks.    Continue reading

St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto (SSCAAT) Meeting Invitation – Sept 8, 2019

The St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto Chapter (SSCAAT) is open to all past alumni of our beloved college, St. Stanislaus College in Guyana.  We are calling on past alumni who would like to bring their ideas and enthusiasm to the Executive Committee to join and apply for positions to serve on the Association.  

A bit about the Association’s work:

This year, to date in 2019, the Toronto Chapter, has donated just over $20,000 CDN to the College for new technology.  This equips the school and students with access to education through technology.  Items include 3 projectors and screens, 15 desktop computers,11 of which are high end Intel I7 small form factor systems as requested, 11 LCD monitors, and copy paper.      Continue reading

BOOK: Wah Dih Story Seh? – By Pauline Felicia Baird

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Wah Dih Story Seh?: An Oral Tradition in the Guyanese village, Buxton

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The book is for the entire family and it is on Amazon, Kindle, and Createspace.

UK: A guide to London’s Notting Hill Carnival: Music, Costumes and Food

Bone-shaking bass, costumes on wheels and the joy of jerk chicken: a guide to Notting Hill Carnival

and Maxine-Laurie Marshall- 

Make some noise … the glory of Carnival.
 Make some noise … the glory of Carnival. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The parade

This is the beating heart of Notting Hill Carnival (NHC) and it’s responsible for pumping a steady flow of colour, feathers and good vibes across W10 and W11 over the August bank holiday. The parade – set to the infectious sounds of soca – is arguably the star of the weekend..

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Linden Fund USA honors compatriots at 20th Anniversary Dinner & Dance Awards – Aug.10, 2019

LFU Dedicated Service Awards recipients: Aubrey Lee, Michael Campbell, Desiree Blackman, Daphne Joseph-Lee, Gordon Alleyne, Charmaine Critchlow and Steve Henry.

Guyana Assoc. of Georgia: 28th Anniversary + 2019 Scholarship: Awards Banquet – Sept 28, 2019

St. Joseph High School Alumni – After Lunch Jam – Brooklyn NY – August 31, 2019

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Music: Guyana- born Eddy Grant for Medgar Evers Jazzy Jazz Festival

August 13, 2019 /  Caribbean Life News NYC

Musical guest Eddy Grant performs with The Roots on July 31, 2019.

The rocker got the audience on its feet as he belted out “Jimmy, we are gonna rock-down to electric Avenue and then we’ll take it higher” singing the lyrics at the top of his lungs during a pulsating five-minute performance.            Continue reading

Linden Fund USA: Family Fun Day 2019 – Thank You Note

Download: 2019 Family Fun Day thank you note

Dear Family, Friends, & Supporters,
Our 19th annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 19 was a wonderful day because of you. Your support, by attending with your family, offering donations, or volunteering your time, is truly appreciated. 
Regards, 
Paula Walcott-Quintin,
Chair, LFU

 

Guyana showcases rich culture at CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad

By Vishani Ragobeer – 

A replica of Guyana’s Stabroek Market towers over the Avenue of the Caribbean at the Grand Market at the Queen’s Park Savannah. This edifice houses the craft and art merchandise brought by the participating countries (Vishani Ragobeer photo)

THE 100-strong Guyanese delegation currently in Trinidad for CARIFESTA XIV is showcasing the country’s rich and diverse culture, Social Cohesion Minister, Dr. George Norton said.    Continue reading

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