Tag Archives: Ken Corsbie

Commentary: Mixed bag – By Dave Martins

By Dave Martins –  August 2, 2020 – Stabroek News

Any writer of a regular column will tell you of the variety of items that you put away, intended for another day. Like today. I must tell you, before I forget, to definitely watch a post my musician friend George Jardim has posted. It’s Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing, ukulele acoustic stuff (don’t let the word “ukulele” distract you; it is indeed “intense rhythm” coming at you non-stop. (see video below). I don’t know where Jardim finds these things). It’s not long, three and a half minutes or so but check particularly around 1:30 for some real fireworks.      Continue reading

Guyana: Diversity in Our Villages; Harmony in Our Culture – By Ken Corsbie

Ken Corsbie

Diversity in Our Villages; Harmony in Our Culture – By Ken Corsbie

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:23 PM, Ken Corsbie <kencorsbie@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello folks, some of this may be of passing interest..
I wrote this perhaps 10 or 12 years ago. It was triggered by a symposium that my friend Henry Muttoo had organized in the Cayman Islands – the the poor tenement yards in the city as illustrated by Errol John’s signature play“Moon on a Rainbow Shawl”.
Wondering if it has any relevance or interest at this time.. …
The following article was in the Guyana Cultural Association NY – GuyFolkFest Magazine. It was carried by Guyanese Online in February 2011.

HAIL KEN CORSBIE – by Dave Martins + videos

HAIL KEN CORSBIE by Dave Martins. Credits Stabroek News,

Ken Corsbie

Ken Corsbie

Since living in Guyana again I have seen first-hand the need for us to hold up our own achievers, to shout about them, not only for the praise that is due but, more pivotally, for the powerful information about our worth that is passed on to the new Guyanese wending their way, here and abroad. While that is clearly a national mission, we should all do our part in promoting the image and today I come in that vein to hold up the name of Ken Corsbie who was honoured two weeks ago in Barbados as the 2016 recipient of the Earl Warner Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. on-line Magazine – July 2015

GCA-July2015GCA New York On-Line Magazine – July 2015     [DOWNLOAD]

LETTER FROM THE EDITORGail A. Nunes July Editor

Summer arrived at our doorstep with characteristic warmth and expectancy, and happiness abounds. With some trepidation, we also acknowledge that half of the year is gone. But we have no time to despair. As we look around, we see faces that glow in the sunshine; children running through sprinklers to cool down from the heat, families gathering on beaches and fun parks; our very own Summer Workshop in full swing with the formation of new bonds of friendship as our children spend time together.

Yes, this is our pleasure – this wonderful summer break before we confront the next season, or it confronts us! With the cooperating weather and the deluge of activities choked into a mere few months, GCA throws its doors wide open to showcase another season of activity that builds on the longevity of our purpose and supports our theme, We Bridgin’. And the excitement has already begun.  Continue reading

For the Price of One! Corsbie, Jailall, Farrier – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

For the Price of One! Corsbie, Jailall, Farrier – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Some members of the ‘3 Ah We’ program in Brooklyn, New York.

‘The Seawall in Guyana is extremely important,’ says Ken Corsbie, ‘ because a quarter of the population was conceived there!’ Ken Corsbie was in his element. The Sunday afternoon crowd in Brooklyn was prepared to be entertained and Corsbie was working his magic.

There was this one about the School Inspector in Arima, Trinidad.  As he entered the class the teacher asked the students, ‘ who knocked down the walls of Jericho?’ Now this was no ordinary question. One student said it wasn’t him, why would he knock down the walls of Jericho? The Inspector and Principal couldn’t agree on how to discipline the student. When the Inspector kept insisting that the student must know who broke down the wall of Jericho the Principal decided to step in and save the day. He said, ‘ Okay, tell me how much the wall cost and I will pay for it!’   Continue reading

GACACF- “Guyana Night” celebrating 45th Republic Anniversary – Orlando Florida – February 21, 2015

Guyana Night

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 The Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida (Orlando)

Celebrates Guyana’s 45 th year as a Republic with a “Guyana Night”
of Culture, Music, Dance, and Entertainment
Featuring Ken Corsbie and Tony Ricardo
At the Rotary Club, 475 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811

Between Corporate Blvd and Old Winter Garden Rd

Ti-Jean and His Brothers – directed by Henry Muttoo -Trailer

Ti-Jean and His Brothers -Trailer

Based on a West Indian fable…  

Nobel Prize-winning author Derek Walcott explores the power of good versus evil, poor versus wealthy and the search for what defines humanness. This folk tale—told by the animals of the rainforest through dialogue, dance and song—tells the tale of a poor widowed mother, her three sons, and their bargain with the devil.

Directed by Macy’s Guest Artist Henry Muttoo, Artistic Director of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation. Continue reading

Ken Corsbie in Cayman Islands (2009) – 3 videos

Ken Corsbie in Cayman Islands (2009) – 3 videos

These three videos are from a concert given by Ken Corsbie in Cayman Islands (2009) – of Caribbean Performance Poetry; the kind of material the DEM-TWO and ALL-AH-WE used throughout the Caribbean during the 1970’s. 

CARIBVOICES NR1:  6 OCLOCK FEELING, BREAKFASTBLUES, PANBIRTH, TENORGIRL

CARIBVOICES 2: Ken CARIBVOICES Nr2 Busman LuvLettah ByBahaiYah SmokeyJoe   Continue reading

CUSO International & Guyana – Peter Jailall & Ken Corsbie – June 20, 2013

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KEN CORSBIE ON CRICKET – video

KEN CORSBIE ON CRICKET

Published on Jan 10, 2013 by Ken Corsbie

Sports offer a wealth of material for the storyteller and comedian  and cricket is no exception. A conversation with legendary commentator Reds Perreira offers an evening of bizarre cricket stories.

For this video I borrowed shamelessly from four of my friends – Ian McDonald, Johnny Agard (he received the prestigious Queen’s Gold Award for his poetry just a couple of weeks ago), Reds Perreira and Dave Martins.

As is obvious in the video, the main showmen for the evening were the incredible long thriving 3-brothers, Bing Serrao and the Ramblers. Bill “Crooner” Newman was emcee and calypsonian.