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The Caribbean through the eyes of others – by David Jessop

By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Thurs. April 17, 2014:  How others see us is sometimes hard to accept. Despite this, what they say when we are not present, can play a significant role in creating reputation and identity.

It also determines the tone of any response. In the case of nations, especially small states, it contributes to their perceived place in the world and may affect their ability to make progress.

This is not to suggest that image is more important than substance, or that the view of others is always correct, but to try to describe in what follows the much less positive light in which the Caribbean is seen than was the case a decade or more ago.  Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC – Spring Dance – May 24, 2014

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Steel band music – Andy Narell: Coffee Street – video

Steel band music – Andy Narell: Coffee Street – video

Trinidad invented Steel Bands, and now they are being formed and promoted worldwide.  Here is a good band featuring Andy Narell and the University of North Texas College of Music Steel and Brass Band.

Published on Jan 22, 2013 — Coffee Street, (1998) by Andy Narell

Steel Band – Mark Ford, director;  One O’Clock Lab Band – Steve Weist, director
Recorded Live, October 29, 2012. Winspear Hall, College of Music
University of North Texas.  http://music.unt.edu

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Night Shift in the Wild of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

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Night Shift in the Wild of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

The fading light of Guyana’s dusk turns gray Night creatures awake without any delay Noisy life cheers, canopy shadows dance Celebrating and willing to take a chance I in the bright hours, thou in shadow-time I must now heed nature’s chimes  

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Guyana Ex-Police Association- Bus Tour – Dinner/Dance – May 2-3, 2014

Download Flyer: Guyana Ex Police Asso of America Bus Tour 

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Guyana Cultural Assn of New York Magazine- March 2014

GCA -March 2014 Online Magazine - click here or picture to download

GCA -March 2014 Online Magazine – click here or picture to download

GUY-LU-JAM in St Lucia – Saturday 12th April, 2014

GUY-LU-JAM in St Lucia

Date: Saturday 12th April, 2014

Starting time: 5pm

Sham’s Place is Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

GUYANA vs JAMAICA

Guyana/St Lucia Association versus Jamaica/St Lucia Association

 featuring:

Indoor games competition such as dominoes, draft and rap, followed by dancing competition

Free but only for Financial members

Contact persons:- 

GUYANA/ST LUCIA ASSOCIATION 

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TORONTO TOO COLD – By Bill “Crooner” Newman – music video

TORONTO … TOO COLD FOR ME – By Bill “Crooner” Newman

Published on Mar 31, 2014- Composed and sung by Bill “Crooner” Newman.
Arranged and produced by Ossie Gurley.
Recorded at OSS Studios, Toronto.

Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’ Version featuring GUYANA – 2 videos

The song  ‘HAPPY’,  by Pharrell Williams of the USA, has been sweeping the airwaves worldwide, and there are many versions featuring film clips from various countries…. over 200 million YouTube hits by March 2014.

Here is the original video by Pharrell Williams, followed by a Guyana version that was recently released.

Pharrell Williams – Happy (Official Music Video)

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CARIBBEAN FUSION FESTIVAL – Kissimmee, FL. – April 27, 2014

CARIBBEAN FUSION FESTIVAL – APRIL 27, 2014

Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida 

Mail: gacacf@gmail.com

SUNDAY APRIL 27th -  20th Annual CARIBBEAN FUSION FESTIVAL 
Location : Kissimmee Lakefront Park – 320 E. Monument Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Time : Noon – 7 pm                  VIEW FLYER FOR THIS EVENT  

Admission : Free! –           Call 407-694-7497 or visit www.cafainc.org.

A variety of games, dancing, live entertainment, plus much more are all complimentary and our food, clothing and jewelry vendors along with an array of other businesses use this day to showcase and sell their wares. Also, a free health fair will be part of the festivities for the welfare of all citizens of Central Florida. CAFA is committed to bringing together the many multicultural communities for inclusion and collaboration of Caribbean Arts and Culture.

Thank You for your continued support!

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