Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida: September- October Events

Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida

September- October 2014 –  Events

SATURDAY SEPT 20TH – 9th Annual CURRY DUCK CURRY COMPETITION (flyer attached)
Time : 2pm – 10pm Rain or Shine
Location : Central Florida Fairgrounds – 4603 W. Colonial Drive Orlando
Admission : $10 before 4pm
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SATURDAY SEPT 27 – Guyanese Cultural Network of Tampa Bay Inc – TASTE OF GUYANA SMALL DAYS (flyer attached)
Time: 5pm – 11pm
Location : University Area Community Center – 14013 N 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33613
Admission : $25 ; children 12 & under FREE    Continue reading

Tribute to Prof. Victor Ramraj – from the Arts Journal

Prof. Victor Ramraj

Prof. Victor Ramraj

From: Ameena Gafoor, Editor.  The Arts Journal

48 Eping Avenue
Bel Air Park
Georgetown, Guyana
13th September, 2014.

From Repeating Islands website.

Dear Editor,

The Arts Journal is deeply saddened at news of the passing of Professor Victor Ramraj on 25th August, 2014 in Canada.

Victor Ramraj was a dear friend and a much-admired colleague. Born on 24th October 1941 in then British Guiana, on the evergreen rice producing island of Wakenaam, Ramraj received his secondary education at St. Stanislaus College before proceeding to the University College of the West Indies (London) – now UWI Mona, Jamaica – where he gained a BA degree in English literature and won the heart of his life’s companion, Ruby.  Continue reading

Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations – Casino Rama Trip – Nov 1, 2014

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Guyana Medical Relief – 30th Anni. Dinner/Dance – Alhambra CA – Oct 11, 2014

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‘Rising Star finalist’ Lisa Punch comes to Brooklyn

‘Rising Star finalist’ Lisa Punch comes to Brooklyn

The Georgetown girl was a finalist on ABC’s “Rising Star, ” where she garnered 80 percent of the East Coast votes and 78 percent from the West, to raise the wall, and received positive comments from music’s heavy weights, Ke$ha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley.

“It was an overwhelming feeling for me. I was nervous, but excited at the same time,” stated the former Guyana deejay during an exclusive backstage interview at the cultural event in Brooklyn. Continue reading

Demerara Gold – Play by Ingrid Griffith- Brooklyn NY. October 17-18, 2014

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DEMERARA GOLD is back!  This time in BROOKLYN!!  Two shows are scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18 @ 8pm at A.R.T./NY-South Oxford Space in downtown Brooklyn (see flyer attached).  

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Guyana Ex-Soldiers Asso – Canada – Xmas Dinner/Dance – December 6, 2014

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The Waif of Ruimveldt – A Folk Tale – By Peter Halder

THE WAIF OF RUIMVELDT … A FOLK TALE

By  Peter Halder                      

The Waif

            He appeared from nowhere and disappeared to nowhere.
He appeared to be a child, no taller than four feet and thin.

He appeared suddenly one morning on the wide path along the cane fields on the southern side of the trench separating the Laing Avenue apartments, from the sugar cane fields at Ruimveldt.         The Waif of Ruimveldt, as he came to be known, was dark skinned, had black curly hair and a round face with a perky nose and thin lips. He wore a green short-sleeve shirt and short green pants. They matched the color of the cane fields. He was bare feet.

            The Waif placed on the grassy ground several Monkey Apples which grew on a tree in the woods beyond the cane fields. He picked them up one by one, mashed each in his right hand and dropped the orange colored pulp and seeds on the ground forming a wide circle. Continue reading

Guyanese Authors: Three Books published by Karan Chand

The Indentured Servants: from Bengal to Bush Lot to Belize

Paperback – Published August 4, 2014

by Karan Chand  (Author)

Available at:

https://www.createspace.com/4928043

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500686530

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‘Memories don’t leave like people do; they always stay with you, whether they be good or bad. They’re something that you have.. ’

Travel down memory lane

 GUYANA

Re-live /read about struggles before machinery in agriculture–cane cutting , ploughing and raking rice field with bulls , ladies planting rice, celebrating phagwah, going to cinema with donkey carts, wedding , funeral , injustices court..etc…etc   Continue reading

The Innocence of Ground Zero – By Dmitri Allicock

Ground Zero

The Innocence of Ground Zero

By Dmitri Allicock

It seems only like yesterday but 13 years to date

Almost 3000 heroes indiscriminately killed by hate

Devils of terror armed with the Koran and robe

Attacking freedom with savagery around the globe

Striking within the soft heart of civilization so near

Attempting to spread their medieval dogma of fear

4 airliners hijacked, Twin Towers collapsing in a cloud Continue reading

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