Ken Corsbie – Talk and More Talk

Ken Corsbie – Talk and More Talk

The Caribbean and its Diaspora are full of oral/aural poets who create very varied and interesting works.. These are excerpts from the TALK AND MORE TALK program that is part of the thirteen documentary videos on the arts and cultures of the Caribbean (CARIBBEAN EYE) produced by Banyan Studio of Trinidad back in 1990. Their voices are still valid today. 


Ken Corsbie .. is .. “Caribbean Voices”
Long Island, NY.
www.caribvoices.com for my 5 CD’s
for my 42 videos


VIDEOS   by Guyana’s  KEN CORSBIE – on Guyana and the Caribbean

KEN CORSBIE identifies himself  on his website as a:  “Full-blooded West Indian stereotype: half Chinese, half African, half Scottish, half South American Indian, and now living in America”.

He has contributed to Guyana’s wealth of artistic talent over the last 50+ years as a member of the Theatre Guild in its earliest times, and plays, shows and documentaries where he highlights Guyana and the Caribbean with  stories and jokes we relate to. Here are four of his recent videos…..


caribvoies — April 10, 2010 — A few days ago I read of a special award given to FRED ALICOCK who has spent a lifetime working towards preserving and researching Guyana’s rain forest. Then I remembered that I had hosted a promotional mini documentary 15 years ago about FRED and the IWOKRAMA project, so I did some editing to highlight (though briefly) both the project and FRED.  Watch the YouTube video at this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkJngyBOa3s <click

MICHAEL GILKES .. his one man play  “ LAST OF THE REDMEN

caribvoies — March 23, 2010 — Michael Gilkes tells the story of a sweet “Comby”, the invention of “the boys of the Taitt’s Yard” in Georgetown, Guyana, 1945.

Miss Casteneiro’s corner shop was the end-of-the-day wateringhole for the young adventurers, and the unique combination of a syrup sweet ball of compressed shave ice and mauby the “national drink” of those times.  Look at this YouTube video at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mafvRHnPxPU <click


caribvoies — March 23, 2010 — “COUVADE” is Michael Gilkes’ epic play about identity, race, native peoples, rebirth. It was the first item on the first ever CARIFESTA (Caribbean Festival of the Arts) 1972 in Guyana.  Gilkes staged an updated and grander production in 1992 at the Guyana National Culture Centre. Ken designed the soaring set made entirely of “round wood” found in the country’s rainforest. The production won several awards that year. The promotional video shows images from both historic productions. Watch the YouTube video at this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U224iZAhypQ <click


caribvoies — April 06, 2010 — CARIBBEAN EYE, (1992) presented by Ken Corsbie, is a series of thirteen half-hour made-for-television documentaries about some of the social/cultural/artistic expressions that shape the Caribbean scene. The series was conceived, written, directed and edited by the remarkable Banyan (Trinidad) team of Christopher Laird, Bruce Paddington and Tony Hall. Nearly 20 years later, they are still mostly relevant, and are available from the unique Caribbean video archives of www.pancaribbean.com. Watch the YouTube Video at this link:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxDKlJGLnVI <click

Ken Corsbie .. is .. “Caribbean Voices”

95 High Hill Drive. Sound Beach, NY. USA. 11789.

Ph: 631 744 3127       E: mail kcorsbie@optonline.net

Website:  www.caribvoices.com