Monthly Archives: August 2010

Guyanese girl vs Barbadian girl- songs

Guyanese girl versus Barbadian girl – songs

These are two popular and amusing songs that were featured in the 2009 Cropover (Carnival) Festival in Barbados.  Many found them extremely amusing as they encompassed the competition between Barbadian  (Bajan)  and Guyanese women for the Bajan men.. …. Enjoy!!

Madd – Guyanese Girl – GT Advice(Crop Over 2009) http://www.bajantube.com/play_audio.php?audio=2726

Madd – De Real GT Reply(Crop Over 2009) http://www.bajantube.com/play_audio.php?audio=2985

St. Rose’s Alumni Reunion 2010

St. Rose’s Alumni Reunion 2010

Held in Toronto, Canada from August 2 – 6, 2010

Events that were attended by delegates:

Monday August 2, 2010 : Last Lap Lime – 11.00am to 9.00pm. (Woodbridge Fairgrounds)

Tuesday August 3, 2010 – Meeting of the Chapters (Executive Board only) – 5.30pm – 7.30pm –  (Seneca College)

Wednesday August 4, 2010 – Opening Ceremony & Cultural Evening.  Registration: 5.30pm – 7.00pm followed by show

Friday August 6, 2010 – Picnic – Complimentary  (Bring your own picnic basket / concession stand also available). (Milliken Mills Park). Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday August 7, 2010 – Dinner & Dance Gala Evening. Time: 6.00pm Cocktails  /  Dinner served at 7.00pm sharp. Special Door Prize! – Painting by Michael Emile!

Sunday August 8, 2010. – Closing ceremony and Mass ( Continental breakfast incl.)  Time: 10.30am

The following  pictures of some of the events were taken by Beverly Christiani Drake.  Thanks for sharing Beverly.. … Mark Bannister posted the pictures on www,shutterfly.com at the following link:-

Slideshow of pictures < click to view 79 pictures

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter

Charting a New Development Path
Government Supports  Community Development Initiatives for Buxton

Read the latest edition of the Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter which gives all the details related to the recent celebration of the 170th anniversary of the formation of the village and the development projects that are planned.

Inside this issue:

President Visits Buxton Pg 2 ;  Millions Pumped into Drainage,Irrigation & Agriculture Pg 3; Buxton Celebrates 170th Anniversary of Purchase Pg4;  Emancipation Youth Address Pg 6 ; Dr. David Hinds on Government ’s Outreach to Buxton Pg 8;  Judge Decision by Outcome Craft A Development Plan Pg 12 ; A New Dawn for Buxton Pg 13; Constructive Engagement Pg 14; Annie Daniels’ Awards Pg 15.

Download the Newsletter :Buxton-FriendshipExpress-2010-08

Labor Day with Alison Hinds – QC and BHS

Labor Day with Alison Hinds          Q.C. and B.H.S.

Labor Day with Alison Hinds - QC and BHS Alison Hinds' performance begins at 1.00 a.m. - the event is once again being held at C-PAC.

SYMPOSIUM and LITERARY HANG 2010

SIT AT THE FEET AND LEARN FROM OUR GRIOTS AND TRADITION KEEPERS
Eusi Kwayana, Peter Kempadoo, Doris Harper-Wills, Wayne Jones and Peter Halder

SYMPOSIUM & LITERARY HANG 2010
“DIVERSITY IN OUR VILLAGES; HARMONY IN OUR CULTURE

• THE VILLAGE AS KEEPER OF THE FLAME • SCHOOL AND SOCIETY IN THE VILLAGE
• THE CHURCH IN THE VILLAGE COMMUNITY • ICONS IN THE HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE
• REFLECTIONS IN MUSIC; THE RHYTHM OF THE VILLAGE
• REFLECTIONS OF THE ANCESTRY:HISTORIOGRAPHY IMBEDDED  IN THE SPOKEN WORD
• MYTH AND LEGEND: LINKAGES
• CANTANKEROUS TAKINGS IN THE LIFE OF THE VILLAGE
• VILLAGE FOODS: BEACONS OF HISTORY AND MEMORY
• THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN THE VILLAGE
• BUSH TEA AND TIN NIN CUP:
RECALLING AND REFLECTING ON VILLAGE BASICS
• DIASPORIC CIRCLING: THE VILLAGE AS LINK

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
583 Throop Avenue at McDonough Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11216
9.00 A.M. – 4.00 P.M.
Directions:
BY SUBWAY: Subway – C  to Kingston – Throop Ave
Walk:  Head east on Fulton St toward Throop Ave
Turn left at Throop Ave. Walk to 583 Throop Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
BY BUS: (There are other bus routes )
Bus – B44 – Nostrand Av – Direction: B44 LTD  via NOSTRAND
Arrive Fulton St – New York Av.  Walk -about 8 mins
1. Head east on Fulton St toward New York Ave
2. Turn left at Marcy Ave
3. Turn right at MacDonough St
4. Turn left at Throop Ave. Walk to 583 Throop Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Download this information here:   Symposium -NYC

Real Old Guyana Calypso – Bill Rogers

Real Old Guyana Calypso – Bill Rogers

Here are three really vintage Guyanese calypso recordings by Bill Rogers, a Guyanese singer from the 1930’s and 1940’s. This type of music was called “Shanto”. Have a listen and a laugh at the lyrics as they scrool down as the music is played.   Enjoy!!

B.G BHAJI

B.G.(which stood for British Guiana in Bill Rogers’ time )was probably his most popular song. It was re-made by other artistes and was also used in commercial jingles.

JIMMY BLACK PUDDING AND SOUSE

As one comment said: “Love this old song,brings back memories of Hunt`s cook up served late night at Bourda Market green and also Nut- Channa man at Camp Street by the jail”.

WEED SONG

Old time Guyanese Shanto Song from the 1930’s sung by Bill Rogers. It’s about a woman selling medicinal plants

CASTELLANI HOUSE

Castellani House
Original design by Cesar Castellani – 1882.

This building has gone through many changes over the years since it was built in 1882, and has been used for many different purposes.  Here are three pictures that reflect the changes in its architecture over the  130 years. It is located on Vlissengen Road, south of the entrance to the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown.

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GEORGETOWN – ARCHITECTURE (1960)

GEORGETOWN – ARCHITECTURE (1960)

Photographs circa 1960 – Taken by the “ROVING” J.P. Ferreira. It is said that J.P. Ferreira went nowhere without a camera and would spend hours in front of a building waiting to get the right cloud behind the building. There ia a lack of people in most of the photos because they were taken on Sunday mornings, when most people were at home enjoying their breakfast.

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GEORGETOWN – ARCHITECTURE (1941)

GEORGETOWN – ARCHITECTURE (1941)

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Old Georgetown – 1888

OLD GEORGETOWN – 1888

An 1888 drawing showing the intersection of High Street (a.k.a. Avenue Of the Republic) and New North Street ( a.k.a. Company Path), Georgetown.

On the left is the Hand-In-Hand Fire Insurance Co. building, with the old post office tower in the background. On the right are the Assembly Rooms. (The Post Office and the ‘Assembly Rooms’ were destroyed in the 1945 great fire). The Bank Of Guyana and the Georgetown Museum are now located on the site previously occupied.

Old Georgetown - 1888

Old Georgetown - 1888

Water Street Engraving - 1888

Water Street Engraving - 1888

An engraving of Water Street – Georgetown , by Milton Prior, published in the Illustrated London News on April 23rd, 1888.

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