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Guyana Speaks – London. UK – 28 January 2018

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May I firstly wish you all the best for 2018 and trust that you had a very enjoyable festive season!      

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Profile: Keith Waithe: The Flute is his Voice! – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine + video

Keith Waithe: The Flute is his Voice! 

Keith Waithe and The Macusi Players

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Keith Waithe is one of Guyana’s most talented sons. He burst onto the scene in the seventies and has made remarkable progress since then. As a young musician Keith excited the imagination of many Guyanese.

His ‘Macusi Singers’ became a household name in Guyana and the Caribbean. The lilting tunes played on his flute broke new ground in Guyanese music and the recordings that followed led to an even greater appreciation of his music.

Keith was born in Shell Road in Kitty in Georgetown, Guyana. He was the eldest of four boys. His mom was Eula Alberta Daniel and is dad was Darnley  Vanherberth Waithe.

Keith attended  Smiths Church School in Georgetown. He did well in school and showed an inclination for music. This led to an apprenticeship with the Guyana Police Force Band. But the flute was not his instrument of choice.      Continue reading

Guyana Speaks: Discovering Guyana’s Rich Interior – London England – 28 May 2017

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A Celebration of Guyana in Poetry and Music – London UK. – 28 October 2016

A Celebration of Guyana in Poetry and Music

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John Agard, Malika Booker, Grace Nichols & Keith Waithe

Friday 28 October 2016 at 6pm
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Celebrating 50 years since its independence from the United Kingdom are four of the most well-known artists from Guyana, whose work reflects the country’s colourful past and present. Come and listen to three award-winning poets – John AgardMalika Booker and Grace Nichols – whose lively work moves from a newly independent Guyana to a postcolonial Britain both uncomfortable with its new arrivals yet strangely home. Alongside them is noted flautist Keith Waithe, playing his distinctive fusion of jazz, classical, African, Caribbean, Asian and Western music. The event will open with a reading from Cyril Dabydeen. It promises to be an unforgettable 50th birthday party.      Continue reading

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